Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Transport, if he will give for Great Britain the total estimated commitments outstanding on 31st March last, and the total estimated new commitments in 1968–69 in respect of new construction and major improvements for trunk roads and for principal roads and loans to highway authorities, respectively.
§ Mr. Marsh
The provisional totals for England of commitments for new road construction and improvements outstanding on 31st March, 1968 are:
£ million Trunk Roads (including Motorways) 305 Principal Roads (Grants) 110 Loans 7 422
and the provisional totals for new commitments in 1968–69 are:
£ million Trunk Roads (including Motorways) 190 Principal Roads (Grants) 90 280
We do not plan to authorise any new loans from the Roads Vote this year.
Figures for the rest of Great Britain are a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales.