HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 c1714
49. Mr. KELLY

asked the Minister of Transport the amount granted by the Government for the construction of new roads in Great Britain and the districts or councils to which such grants have been made?

Colonel ASHLEY

The amounts granted towards the cost of construction of new roads and bridges during the year 1926–27 are set out in the table which appears in paragraph 7 of the Report on the Administration of the Road Fund for that year, and in the aggregate reach £1,729,314. It would not be possible, without a great expenditure of time and labour, to give a list of the districts or councils to which these grants have been made, and I hope the hon. Member will not press for the information.


By how much have these grants been reduced as a result of the misappropriation of the Road Fund?

Colonel ASHLEY

No reduction.

Lieut.-Colonel WATTS-MORGAN

What is the total amount of money included in the schemes that were passed?

Colonel ASHLEY

I must ask for notice of that question.