§ 109. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now announce the amount of authorisations and expenditure on the roads programme planned for each of the years 1959–60 to 1963–64, respectively.
§ Mr. Watkinson
Estimates of authorisations and expenditure on the road programme for 1959–60 will be published in the Civil Estimates in due course. As I have said before I do not intend to announce details of future authorisations and expenditure a long time in advance, but I shall push ahead with the road programme as fast as the resources of the country will allow.148W
§ 112. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now state the approximate total value of road works to be authorised under the current announced roads programme; and what period will be covered by such authorisations.
§ Mr. Nugent
As my right hon. Friend announced to the House on 22nd July, 1957, the approximate value of road works to be authorised under the current roads programme will be£240 million for the four years 1958–59 to 1961–62, inclusive.