§ 41. Mr. Webster
asked the Minister of Transport to what extent lack of public funds is a limiting factor in new road and motorway construction.
§ Mr. Marples
So far, the funds available have enabled us to undertake all the important schemes as they were ready to start. For the future, the size and progress of the programme will depend on what proportion of our total economic resources can be devoted to roads. The programme is in fact expanding rapidly, and at a faster rate than total public expenditure.