HC Deb 20 October 1953 vol 518 cc1789-90
21. Mr. Bing

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in view of the number of unmade roads in Hornchurch, he is prepared to sanction an increased sum to be spent on making up of roads under the Private Street Works Acts in the Hornchurch urban district.

Mr. H. Macmillan

Yes, Sir. I hope to be able to allow some increase next year.

Mr. Bing

Would the Minister at this time explain to the House why someone in Hornchurch can spend £100 freely on building his garage but is not permitted to spend £90 on building a road exactly opposite?

Mr. Macmillan

The hon. and learned Gentleman knows that for many years the amount which could be spent on making up private roads was laid down by the Minister, including my predecessors, to each authority. I am happy to be able to say that in 1953 we were able to grant £15,000, against £2,000 in 1952, £8,000 in 1951, £6,000 in 1950, and I hope that 1954 will be better still

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