asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the effect of expenditure decisions by his Department on the quality of trunk roads in the Yorkshire and Humberside region; and if he will make a statement.
The value of major trunk road schemes in the Yorkshire and Humberside region under construction or in preparation is about £270 million at November 1979 prices. None are being delayed on expenditure grounds.Our recent report "Roads England 1982" included two additional trunk road schemes in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. We are also increasing the cash provision for maintenance of trunk roads in the region. The quality of trunk roads will therefore be improved.