HC Deb 24 July 1964 vol 699 cc167-8W
Dr. Bennett

asked the Minister of Transport whether in view of the Report on South-East England with its recognition of the rapid rise of population and industry in southern Hampshire, he will now allocate a larger share of funds for major trunk roads to Hampshire than hitherto.

Mr. Marples

Funds are not allocated specifically to counties but to schemes in the order of their priority on a national basis. Changes in location of population and of industry, such as are referred to in the South-East Study, are among the many factors taken into account in deciding priorities for trunk road schemes.