HC Deb 23 December 1964 vol 704 c291W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Transport if he will state for each of the years 1964–65 to 1969–70 inclusive the approximate total mileage of new classified roads proposed by highway authorities which have been accepted for construction for grant purposes.

Mr. Tom Fraser

This information is not readily available. My Department's records of programmed classified road schemes do not differentiate between new construction and major improvement. Moreover the programme consists increasingly of schemes for the relief of urban congestion. Mileage is not a real measure of the significance of such schemes.