§ 67. Mr. Page
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what was the actual net expenditure of the Road Research Laboratory of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for the fiscal year 1955–56 ; and whether he will consider increasing the sum which has been allocated to the work of the Road Research Laboratory in the Estimates for the current fiscal year.
§ Mr. Bevins
The net expenditure of the Road Research Laboratory for 1955–56 was £ 388, 436. The net provision as shown in the Estimates for 1956–57 is £395,654 and it is now expected that there will be a further allocation of some £40,000 to cover salary increases and some increase of staff.