asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of bypasses built on trunk road schemes in each of the last 10 years, giving the annual expenditure by his Department on such schemes.
The information requested is as follows:
|Number of by-passes (including Relief Roads) completed||Expenditure*£m (cash)|
|* These figures show total annual expenditure on the national road by-pass programme.|
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of bypass approvals to trunk roads agreed by his Department in each of the last 10 years.
The number of bypasses, including relief roads, added to the national road construction programme in England is as follows:
|* To date.|
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many towns on trunk roads in the United Kingdom do not have bypasses; and what was the equivalent number in 1979.
In May 1979 there were 503 town and village communities on national roads in England that did not have a bypass. That figure now stands at 391 communities, for which schemes to bypass 280 are already included in my forward construction programme. Responsibility for national roads elsewhere in the United Kingdom rests with my right hon. Friends.