§ 37. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Transport what is the total of claims by local authorities for additional expenditure on roads, owing to the severe weather this winter; and what payments he has approved.
§ Mr. Hay
We have not yet heard from all the local authorities concerned about their additional expenditure on classified roads. But in the year ending 31st March, 1963, expenditure of about £1 million over and above the original Estimate provision was met from the Exchequer for snow clearance from trunk roads and motorways.
§ Mr. Mackie
Has any research been undertaken to find out why this damage happens on some roads and not on others?