HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 c146W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is yet in a position to state the total claims of road authorities for additional expenditure due to the exceptionally severe weather last winter; and whether he has authorised payment on all these claims.

Mr. Marples

The local authorities receiving Exchequer grants for maintenance of classified roads estimate that during the abnormal conditions of last winter they incurred net additional expenditure of about £6 million on the maintenance of those roads. I am authorising payment of grants at the usual rates towards this expenditure and on the evidence available these may amount to just over £3.5 million.

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