HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 cc426-7W

asked the Minister of Transport what is the average percentage in the cost of road construction per mile in the United Kingdom in salaries and wages and materials, respectively; what is the percentage value of foreign materials used; and what is the average cost of salaries and wages and average cost of materials percentage per mile in the counties of Perth, Angus, and Inverness?

Colonel ASHLEY

For an answer to the first part of his question I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a somewhat similar inquiry from the hon. Member for Shoreditch (Mr. Thurtle) on 20th March last. There are no statistics available as to the value of foreign materials used on road construction, nor am I in possession of the particulars asked for in respect of individual counties.