HC Deb 06 May 1929 vol 227 c1947
34. Lieut.-Colonel WINBY

asked the Minister of Transport the mileage of roads now under construction in Great Britain, the mileage constructed during the last year, and the mileage planned for construction during the next year; and how these figures compare with those of France?

Colonel ASHLEY

During the year 1928–29 grants were made from the Road Fund towards the construction of approximately 54 miles of new roads, and much of this work is now in hand. In addition, there is a considerable mileage laid out by the local authorities and land-owners in connection with housing schemes and estate development, but of these I have no particulars. The programme of local authorities for the current year is now under consideration. I am unable to make a comparison with the position in France.