HC Deb 20 December 1968 vol 775 c533W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Transport what allowance for any increase in costs is made in estimating the total cost of road schemes.

Mr. Marsh

Estimates of the costs of individual road schemes are based on costs prevailing at the time the estimate is made. The provision for total road programme expenditure is adjusted annually to reflect actual changes in the cost of road construction and land.