HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc8-9W
Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Transport what was the total expenditure on trunk roads, classified roads and unclassified roads during the years 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49 and 1949–50; and what is the proposed expenditure for 1950–51 for such roads in each of the Welsh counties.

Mr. Barnes:

My hon. Friend will find figures of total expenditure on classified and unclassified roads for the first three years he mentions in the Report on the Administration of the Road Fund for the year 1949–50. I regret that figures relating to the other years are not yet available for such roads.

In respect of trunk roads, the following figures show total payments from the Road Fund for the years in question:

Total Payments£'000
1946–47 7,113
1947–48 8,565
1948–49 7,916
1949–50 9,215

Payments from the Road Fund in respect of (1) maintenance and minor improvement and (2) major improvement of trunk roads in each of the Welsh counties and Monmouthshire for the year 1950–51 are set out below. These figures exclude payments in respect of lighting, surveys and other miscellaneous expenses.

County Trunk Roads Maintenance and Minor Improvements Trunk Roads Major Improvements
Total Payments Total Payments
£ £
Anglesey 16,249 3,931
Brecon 55,927 22,065
Caernarvon 68,592 32,426
Cardigan 39,197 1,328
Carmarthen 62,896 6,865
Denbigh 76,439 1,453
Flint 31,880 611
Glamorgan 125,534 398,008
Merioneth 64,590 98,150
Monmouth 83,942 55,410
Montgomery 54,739 44,437
Pembroke 30,064 10,752
Radnor 15,988 1,343
Total 726,037 676,779

Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Transport what information he has as to the total expenditure on unclassified roads in Wales in 1938–39 and during the latest financial year, including Class III roads; and the average expenditure per mile during each period.

Mr. Barnes:

The available information is given in the Reports on the Administration of the Road Fund for the years 1945–1946 and 1949–1950, copies of which I am sending to my hon. Friend.