Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the percentage of the total cost which the Government propose to contribute to local authorities carrying out their new road programme of £13,500,000; what is the percentage of the total cost which the Government propose to bear of the £5,000,000 to be expended on the reconstruction of main trunk roads; and what percentage of the cost is to be borne by the local authorities in both cases?2779W
§ Mr. GOSLING
I have been asked to reply to this question. The percentage to be borne by national funds under this programme will vary in relation to the different classes of work, the resources of the local authorities concerned, and other considerations which cannot adequately be dealt with by way of question and answer.