§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Transport the present position of the Road Fund to the last convenient date; and what total of moneys has been paid out from the fund, for road making, improvements, and repairs during the last six months?
§ Colonel W. ASHLEY
The position of the Road Fund as at 31st March, 1925, is set out in paragraph 3 of the Annual Report for 1924–25, and a similar statement is in course of preparation and will appear in the Report for 1925–26. As the allocation of grants is based on an annual programme, figures for any intermediate period would be misleading.
The grants made during 1925-26 were, in round figures, as follow:
Road Fund Grants, 1025–26. £ Maintenance expenditure on roads and bridges in Classes I and II 9,526,000 Surveyors' salaries 160,000 Improvement works on roads in rural areas 1,526,000 Improvements on existing roads, including reconstruction of bridges 4,783,000 Construction of new roads, and of new bridges on new roads 1,337,000 Surveys and traffic census charges 57,000 Total £17,389,000