Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the amount to be spent or road works in Scotland in the current financial year; and what percentage 229W increase this represents compared with the previous two years.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
Expenditure on all new construction and improvement this year is currently estimated at £ 37.8 million, which represents increases of 18.9 per cent. and 1.3 per cent. over the amounts estimated for 1966–67 and 1967–68 respectively. Expenditure on the trunk road programme is expected to be 11.5 per cent. higher this year than last.