§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those highway improvement and construction projects in England and Wales for which his Department has made funds available in 1976–77; and which of these projects local authorities have said they do not intend to proceed with.
§ Dr. Gilbert
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to those schemes which are the responsibility of local authorities. Highway improvement and construction by local authorities in England and Wales is assisted through Transport Supplementary Grant (TSG). Since TSG is a block grant in aid of an authority's aggregate of transport expenditure, its allocation to particular projects is a matter for the individual authorities.