HL Deb 04 July 1960 vol 224 c1004WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether in view of the appalling inadequacy of our present road system, they can give an assurance that whatever economies must now be implemented in Government spending as a result of the latest restrictions on credit, no action will be taken to reduce the scope of the present roads improvement programme.


Restrictions on Government expenditure following the announcement made by my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer are now under consideration and it is too early to say what they will be. As regards the road programme I can add nothing to what my right honourable friend the Prime Minister said in another place on April 26.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes past seven o'clock.