HC Deb 27 June 1962 vol 661 c145W
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.

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