§ 56. Mr. BARCLAY-HARVEY
asked the Minister of Transport how much has been spent on the construction of new bridges and other major road improvements in England and Scotland, respectively, since 1919; and what is the total sum spent on road development in Great Britain in that period?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Captain Austin Hudson)
Particulars of the expenditure of highway authorities in Great Britain on works of new construction and major improvement of roads and bridges are available only from the 1st April, 1930. From that date until the 31st March, 1933, the gross expenditure (excluding loan charges and administration expenses) of highway authorities in England and Wales, Scotland and Great 2012 Britain respectively, on works of a capital nature was approximately as follows:
Figures in respect of the financial year 1933–34 will be published in the next Road Fund Report.
£ England and Wales 46,677,000 Scotland 6,593,000 Great Britain 53,270,000
§ 57. Mr. BARCLAY-HARVEY
asked the Minister of Transport how many miles of by-pass and other new roads have been constructed in England and Scotland since 1919; and what has been their total cost?
§ Captain A. HUDSON
The approximate mileage of by-pass and other new roads constructed in England and Scotland since 1919 is 500. The cost varies in each individual case, and I regret that I am unable to give the hon. Member the total cost.