HC Deb 14 April 1969 vol 781 c208W
60. Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Minister of Transport by what amount the actual sums expended on motorways and other major roads fell short of the planned estimates in each of the four most recent years for which figures are available; and what estimate he has now made of the amount by which spending in the current financial year will fall short of the planned target.

Mr. Marsh

The following table shows by what amounts central Government expenditure on motorways and trunk roads and principal roads exceeded or fell short of the original Estimates in each year since 1964–65. Spending in the current financial year is expected to be substantially on target, when new controls on this rapidly rising programme will be taking effect.

Except for 1964–65, when the Minister of Transport was also responsible for roads in Wales, these figures relate only to roads in England.

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