HC Deb 16 March 1932 vol 263 cc268-9

asked the Minister of Transport whether any steps have been taken to obtain from the local authorities in Great Britain returns of the annual expenditure on highways and bridges, showing the amounts expended under various heads, such as maintenance, major improvements, new construction, cleansing, etc., and the extent to which such expenditure is met from the rates and from grants from the Road Fund; and, if so, whether he proposes to publish the information?


The local authorities concerned were some time ago requested to furnish returns to my Department on the lines indicated in the hon. Member's question. The first returns relate to the year 1930–31, and have not all yet been received. When tabulation has been completed, I will consider how the information can most conveniently be made public.