HC Deb 13 February 1957 vol 564 c1249
17. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the total cost of schemes submitted by Cornwall highways authority for grant approval, and the total cost of schemes approved, in each of the last five years.

Mr. Watkinson

As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Hayman

Does the total cost of the schemes exceed substantially the total amount of grants, and will the Minister take that factor into account when he reviews the highway grants?

Mr. Watkinson

I think that the hon. Member will see that the authority has not done too badly.

The Answer is as follows:

Submitted Approved
£ £
1952–53 23,198 22,048
1952–54 97,513 97,513
1954–55 6,745 4,995
1955–56 129,950 75,733
1956–57 128,600 97,193