§ Mr. Finch
As at present programmed, expenditure on the new construction and major improvement of roads in urban areas in Wales will amount to about £2.27 million in 1969–70. Of this about £1.59 million is likely to be borne by the Exchequer and about £0.68 million by local authorities. As I informed the hon. Member on 6th May, however, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State hopes to make an announcement later this year about the future Welsh road programme.