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Road Improvements

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what programmes are being initiated to improve road quality standards throughout the United Kingdom; and if he will provide a table listing expenditure figures for all regions from 1979 to the latest available date.

[pursuant to his reply, 7 March 1988, c. 105–7]: The following tables should have been included.

2

1979–80

2

1980–81

2

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

1986–87

3

1987–88

Northern505457656371
North West110124119115138171
South East89106116127132133
South West969398109114127
West Midlands909294106104108
Yorkshire and Humberside103105106115110138

Total for England

5676656928318829209751,0031,121

Scotland

104120130141149149151

4156

173

Wales

4852726974747583

590

Total for Great Britain

7198378941,0411,1051,1431,2011,2421,384

1 Maintenance covers current expenditure and consists of structural, routine and winter maintenance of the carriageway (including bridges in England). (A different capital/current distinction applies to national roads).

2 Figures by English region are not readily available for these years.

3 Budget figures for England and Scotland.

4 Provisional outturn.

5 Estimated outturn.