§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Minister of Transport what is the total mileage of classified and non-classified roads in England; and what was the average expenditure per mile in 1967–68 on their maintenance and improvement.
Mr. Bob Brown
The information is not available in precisely the form requested. This is explained in the footnotes to the following table:
Principal roads* Other roads Mileage of public roads† 14,189 129,356 Expenditure|| per mile of road: £ £ New construction and improvement‡ 6,484 325 Maintenances§ 2,785 764 * From 1st April, 1967 a new system of classification for grant purposes was introduced. † Excluding unsurfaced roads, motorway and trunk roads. ‡ It is not possible to provide separate figures of expenditure on road improvement. § Including expenditure on road cleansing, watering, snow clearing and administration. || Provisional figures.