HC Deb 21 May 1924 vol 173 cc2196-7
83. Mr. F. GOULD

asked the Minister of Transport whether any sum of money has been placed at the disposal of his Department for the purpose of assisting in the repair and maintenance of rural district roads; what is the amount, if any; and what amounts have been allocated?


No special sum of money has been placed at my disposal for the purposes indicated in the question. As I have recently explained on several occasions, in answer to questions, a sum of £2,750,000 has been set aside from the Road Fund revenues for 1923–24 and 1924–25, for the improvement of important roads in rural areas. The total amount that has been allocated up to the present out of this sum is £2,502,035.

Colonel ASHLEY

In view of the very small sum remaining to be distributed, will the hon. Gentleman take into consideration that, in view of the fact that the Road Fund is an increasing amount, he should give more to this very excellent object?


What does the hon. Gentleman mean by important rural roads?

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