§ 68. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when the hon. Member for Jarrow may expect to receive a reply to the representations which he made to him before Christmas in connection with the decision of the Durham County Council to dismiss 80 roadmen in order to avoid over-expenditure; and if he will consider making additional funds available to the council to cover the increased cost they have had to meet in the current year.61W
§ Mr. Watkinson
My hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary wrote to the hon. Member on 29th January. I have recently made two additional grants to Durham this year for maintenance and minor improvement of their classified roads.