§ Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that total road expenditure per mile averaged £828 for the whole country and only £532 for the South-West; and how and when he intends to remedy this.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I do not consider that this kind of comparison is relevant to the allocation of funds for road improvements.
I must assess the place of each scheme in a national priority list and this cannot be expected to produce the same level of expenditure per mile in all parts of the country.