HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 c186W
99. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why his estimates for road work have been reduced to such an extent as to prevent the development of the five-year plan prepared by the planning committee of the city of Bristol; whether he will take immediate steps to increase the grants in order that necessary work can be carried out; and if he will instruct his officials, in conjunction with the city engineer, to examine the traffic needs of the city for the purpose of making plans for future development.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

My estimates have not been reduced, but the funds available at present will not permit me to authorise all the work which highway authorities would like to undertake this year. I am considering Bristol's five-year programme of road works, and I do not think any further special examination is required at present.

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