HC Deb 06 March 1968 vol 760 cc85-6W
72. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been spent on trunk roads in each of the last six years; and to what extent the programme will be affected by recent proposed cuts in public expenditure.

Mr. Ross

With permission, I wilt circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

1962–63 5.8
1963–64 6.8
1964–65 9.4
1965–66 13
1966–67 15.5
1967–68 15.6 (estimated)
1968–69 17.5 (after reduction of £1.3m.)
1969–70 21.4 (after reduction of £2m.)

Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total amount of expenditure on trunk road schemes for 1968–69 which will now be deferred.

Mr. Ross

The proposed expenditure in 1968–69 on the new construction and improvement of trunk roads has been reduced by £1.3 million, but it is still expected to increase from £15.6 million in 1967–68 to £17.5 million in 1968–69.