HC Deb 29 July 1960 vol 627 cc231-2W
Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Minister of Transport what is the likelihood of the construction of the Birmingham-Yorkshire section of the London-Yorkshire motorway being delayed owing to the Government's financial policy of limiting capital expenditure on the construction of new road developments; whether this will also affect other schemes scheduled to commence; and if he will give details of such projects.

Mr. Marples

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made yesterday. In this I referred to the start of the Birmingham-Yorkshire motorway and to the other matters raised by the hon Member.

In the last pay week in April, 1960, the average weekly hours worked by men and women in factories were 47.4 and 40.6 respectively. Figures for shop workers are not avalaible.

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