HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 cc111-2W
95. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Minister of Transport what proportion of the national revenue was spent on road construction for the years 1961 to 1964, respectively; what is the estimated percentage for 1965; and what information he has about comparable figures for the European Economic Community and European Free Trade Association countries.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The proportion of the national revenue spent on major improvements and new construction of roads in Great Britain in 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, and 1964–65 was 1.2 per cent., 1.5 per cent., 1.8 per cent. and 1.9 per cent. respectively. The estimated proportion for 1965–66 is 2.0 per cent. Directly comparable information is not available for other countries.