HC Deb 31 July 1964 vol 699 c469W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set out in table form, for each region of Scotland, the mileage of motorways constructed up to the latest convenient date; the amount spent on new roads in the last financial year; and the estimated completion programme for further motorways and new roads, including mileage and estimated cost.

Mr. Noble

Scotland is not divided into regions for this purpose. No motorway is yet in use, but I expect about 80 miles to be open by 1974. During 1963–64 the Exchequer spent about £15 million on new construction and major improvements in Scotland, including £369,000 on the first stages of the motorway programme. During the five years 1965–70, Exchequer expenditure on new construction and major improvements is expected to amount to £122.6 million. It is not possible at present to forecast the mileage this will represent.

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