HC Deb 25 May 1973 vol 857 cc181-2W
Mr. Tom King

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the actual census figures for A30–A303 in 1972 referred to in his previous answer to the hon. Member for Bridgwater; and what recent comparative figures are available for the same sections of A30–A303.

Mr. Peyton

At a typical point on the A303, three-quarters of a mile north-east of the junction with the A307, the average August flow recorded in 1972 was 8,931

100,000 and 200,000 in 1972; how many of these were one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom houses; and what Government help has been given to each of the authorities listed to increase their building programmes.

Mr. Eyre

The detailed information requested is attached.

As to the last part of the Question, the Government have not restricted council house building on capital investment grounds and we have provided subsidies in the Housing Finance Act which allow authorities to build the houses they believe to be needed without thereby increasing the rents of their tenants or placing intolerable burdens on their ratepayers.

vehicles. Further counts will be taken this year on A303, A30 and M4.