HC Deb 22 June 1955 vol 542 cc1298-9
40. Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the additional sums of money he will permit to he spent on road improvements in Dorset during the next twelve months.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Government expenditure of £26,042 on major road improvements was authorised in 1954–55. In the present financial year the corresponding figure will be £55,040.

Mr. Crouch

Is my right hon. Friend aware that we are very modest in our county, and the requests we make to him are small? Is he aware that a considerable sum is required to straighten and widen the A30 road, part of which passes through our county?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I appreciate the desire of Dorset to make further improvements in its roads, but I do not think that it has done too badly this year.