HC Deb 26 October 1953 vol 518 cc325-6W
90. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to give a list of the road improvement schemes, amounting to£1,100 million, awaiting his approval; and whether he can yet give any indication as to the steps it is proposed to take to initiate and carry through the necessary programme for their completion.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to my recent estimate of£1,100 million, which was intended to represent very approximately the cost of all the road proposals included, for the first 20-year period, in the development plans submitted or in course of preparation by local planning authorities. Most of the schemes in these plans have not reached the stage of detailed consideration and progress with them will depend on the financial circumstances prevailing at the time of submission.