§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total value of central Government expenditure on road construction and maintenance, whether direct or by means of financial assistance to other authorities, in the last three years.
§ Mr. Peyton
Central Government expenditure on road construction and maintenance in England was:
£ million 1969–70 279 1970–71 350 1971–72 327
General assistance on road expenditure was also given to local authorities by means of the non-specific rate support grant.
§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to give a decision on the next list 143W of urban and inter-urban schemes submitted to him in connection with the extension of the principal roads preparation list.