HC Deb 20 February 1969 vol 778 c160W
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.

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