HC Deb 25 October 1955 vol 545 c11W
95. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an assurance that there will be no reduction on grounds of economy of the programme for new road construction and major road improvements.

Mr. R. A. Butler

As I informed the House in the course of the Debate on the economic situation on 26th July, the road programme already announced will go on.

Mr Lee

96, 97 and 98. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what will be the effect of the Government's policy of cutting public expenditure upon schemes already announced including school and hospital building, road construction, and atomic station development;

(2) what the effect of Government policies will be upon capital developments already announced in the nationalised industries, including the modernisation of the railways;

(3) what is the total saving in public expenditure which the Government's present financial policies are designed to effect.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I will ask the hon. Member to await the statement which I shall be making tomorrow in Committee of Ways and Means.