HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c129W
101. Mr. Skeffington

asked the Minister of Works to give an assurance that the cut in capital expenditure announced by the Government will not affect the work now in progress at Crowthorne for the erection of adequate laboratory accommodation to enable the Road Research Laboratory of the Department of Scientific Research to develop its work.

Mr. H. Nicholls

Construction work on the new Road Research Laboratory cannot start before late 1961, so that very little capital expenditure would be involved in the financial year 1961–62 to which the restrictions were announced to apply. Planning work will continue.