§ Sir C. MORRISON-BELL
asked the Minister of Transport whether the Ministry is considering representations by all local authorities as to the need for increasing the percentages of grants in respect of road construction and maintenance, alike in the case of classified as of unclassified roads; and, if so, what action he proposes to take?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I have received many representations on the subject. As the hon. Member is aware, the grants to Class II roads were raised last year from 25 per cent. to 33⅓ per cent. The percentages authorised last year are being continued this year, but I am not proposing further increases.