HC Deb 24 February 1970 vol 796 cc976-7
29. Sir Clive Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport what is the value of road schemes for England now in the preparation pool.

Mr. Mulley

About £900 million, including schemes likely to derive from feasibility studies but excluding those which will form part of the London primary network.

Sir Clive Bossom

What happened to the Government's promise in 1967 that £1,000 million would be spent on trunk roads and another £1,000 million on principal roads? Will the Minister state what trunk road and principal road schemes in the West Midlands region have not yet been included in the preparation pool?

Mr. Mulley

I could not possibly give a detailed answer to that kind of question at Question Time without trespassing seriously on the patience of the House.