HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 c1722W
Mr. Holdsworth

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will state the amount spent to date upon the re-construction and improvement of the main roads taken over by the Ministry under the Trunk Roads Act, 1936; and whether he will specify on which roads any such improvements have been carried out?

Mr. Burgin

During the 10 months ended 31st January, 1938, payments for the acquisition of land and advances to local authorities acting as my agents in respect of works of construction or improvement of trunk roads amounted to £1,087,000. Work was proceeding during this period at many different points on most of the trunk roads, and if there are any particular sections of road in regard to which the hon. Member would like to have specific information, I shall be happy to furnish it.