HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1328-9W
Mr. Hall-Caine

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the present necessity for encouraging local authorities to concentrate upon work of national importance in connection with Civil Defence, it will be possible to arrange in suitable cases for the postponement of any of the major works authorised or in progress on roads referred to in Appendices II and III of the Ministry of Transport Estimates and estimated to cost in the aggregate 110,000,000, out of which 25,000,000 is to be spent during 1939?

Captain Wallace

I can assure my hon. Friend that in the consideration of the road improvement schemes referred to in Appendices II and III of the Road Fund Estimates due regard will continue to be paid to the degree of urgency attaching to them in relation to other calls upon the national resources.