HC Deb 03 July 1968 vol 767 cc228-9W
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 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.