HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 cc71-2W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give for Great Britain the length of trunk, principal and other roads, respectively, at 31st March, 1968, and the length of motorways included in each category.

Mr. Carmichael

This information is not yet available for 31st March, 1968. As at 31st March, 1967 the mileages were:

Motorway All purpose trunk road Propose principal roads Others Total
461 8,332 20,239 173,566 202,598

Principal roads did not come into being until 1st April, 1967. The proposed principal road heading includes six miles of motorway, and "other roads" include two miles of motorway.

The Scottish element of the total is as at 16th May, 1967.

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