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Roads

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total value of the forward road programme at 1990 prices; and what percentage (a) road building and (b) maintenance comprise of the total.

The works value of the entire trunk road construction programme, as published in "Trunk Roads, England: Into the 1990s" is £16,750 million at 1990 prices. Maintenance is not planned in the same way as the construction programme, and figures are available only for the three years to the end of 1992–93; for that period the value of maintenance is £1,685 million cash.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money his Department has spent on its road programme in each of the last five years at current prices.

Expenditure on the roads programme in the last five years at 1990–91 prices is as follows:

£ million
1985–86801
1986–87800
1987–88784
1988–89832
1989–901985
1 Provisional
These figures are net of receipts and exclude expenditure on road and bridge maintenance.