HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c513W
Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make a statement on how the positive economic return is evaluated as regards the widening of the A1 Archway Road;

(2) if he will make a statement on the concept of positive economic return in the context of the widening of A1 Archway Road scheme.

Mr. William Rodgers

The delays at present incurred by vehicles using the Archway Road corridor and adjacent side roads will be reduced when the scheme is complete. The value of this saving in delays shows a rate of return

Sponsor Project Jobs MSC Grant
North West Arts Association Promotion of local community interest in the arts (2 projects) 16 45,692
Assistance to poetry drama and writing groups who wish to publish their works 2 4,445
Promotion of community interest in the arts and organisation of cultural events 10 30,630
Developing the interest of young people in the theatre 1 1,869

In addition, a project involving photographic and design work, which was initiated by the Mersey Arts Association and is now sponsored by a local radio station, is creating six jobs with an MSC grant of £15,185.

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