§ Mr. SPEAR
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what is the amount of money which has been advanced by the Road Board to local bodies for the purpose of making improvements in roads; and what is the estimated cost of carrying out the improvements by such local bodies towards which the Roads Board contributed?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The total grants made by the Road Board with the approval of the Treasury to highway authorities towards works of road improvement amount to £141,568. In addition, grants amounting to about £425,000 have been indicated, and the details are now in course of settlement between various authorities and the Board. The estimated cost of carrying out the improvements to which the Board have contributed £141,568 is £246,231.