§ 22. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Minister of Transport whether the Ministry is making grants out of the Road Fund for 1925-26 to other new road schemes in addition to the Mersey road-tunnel scheme; if so, what are they; and what is the estimated amount to be provided by the Road Board Fund?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
In the general allocation of the Road Fund for the year 1925-26, the sum available for "new road schemes" is included in the general provision of £850,000 for widenings, diversions, bridge reconstruction, etc. Provision has also been made, under the most recent unemployment programme, for a contribution of £700,000 towards the widening and improvement of Class I and Class II roads and the construction of new roads of classification value. I am unable at this stage to enumerate the specific schemes of new construction which are likely to receive assistance from these general allocations during the year, and I must point out that grants will also he made during that period to a number of other schemes approved under programmes of previous years, but still uncommenced or unfinished.