Major D. DAVIES
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the importance of county councils being informed of what grants they are likely to-receive from the Government during the coming year for maintenance of main roads, he will state when this information will be available?
§ Mr. NEAL
Highway authorities will receive during the coming financial year the unexpended balances of the grants made to them out of the special appropriation in aid of the Road Improvement Fund made in the last Finance Act. County councils have also been informed that the remaining balance of this fund, amounting to about £250,000, will be allocated to grants in aid of surface tarring Work during the coming summer. No other funds for road maintenance and improvement are available for distribution until further provision has been made by Parliament.