§ Mr. Brewis
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the total estimated commitments outstanding on 31st March 1974 and the total estimated new commitments in 1974–75 in respect of new construction and major improvements for trunk roads and for principal roads and loans to highway authorities, respectively.
§ Mr. William Ross
Commitments outstanding in respect of new road construc136W tion and improvements at 31st March 1974 were:
£ million Trunk roads (including motorways) 60.6 Principal roads (grants) 47.3
Provisional estimates of new commitments in 1974–75 amount to:
£ million Trunk roads (including motorways) 54.0 Principal roads (grants) 15.0
There were no outstanding commitments on 31st March 1974 for loans to highway authorities, and no such commitment is expected in 1974–75.