HC Deb 18 March 1931 vol 249 cc2050-1W

asked the Minister of Transport the number of road schemes where grants of 90 per cent. or more have been made or approved towards their construction, giving the separate amounts of such grants and the areas to which the schemes relate?


Since 1st June, 1929, grants of 90 per cent. or more have been made from the Road Fund in respect of 12 schemes of road improvement estimated to cost £675,000. In addition, 43 schemes estimated to cost £1,300,000 have been approved in prin- ciple for grants of 90 per cent. or more. These grants have been made or indicated to certain Scottish counties for the improvement or reconstruction of trunk roads and bridges in their areas. The details cannot suitably be given in full in an answer to a Parliamentary question, but if there is any point on which my hon. Friend requires further information, perhaps he will be good enough to let me know.

Captain W. G. HALL

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give separate figures showing how many men will be employed and for how long, what will be the total estimated cost as well as the expenditure estimated to be incurred,

Scheme. Total Estimated Cost. Land Compensation, Easements, etc. Wages and Materials and all other costs. Estimated Men-months of direct Employment.
£ £ £
North Circular Road, Friern Barnet. 188,000 16,500 171,500 4,512
Road from North Orbital Road to Beaconsfield. 161,000 Land already in possession of County Council. 161,000 3,864
Coventry By-Pass Road* (London-Holyhead Road). 242,000 13,000 229,000 5,808
Newport-Chepstow Road, Reconstruction. 108,000 5,120 102,880 2,592
Oadby to Market Harborough, Road widening. 100,000 Information not available. 2,400
* It is assumed that my hon. Friend refers to the Coventry By-Pass on the London-Holyhead Road.