§ Sir David Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Transpor whether he will give an assurance that Exchequer funds will be available for the St. Ives relief road bypass and new bridge across the River 512W Great Ouse, Huntingdonshire, the building of which is due to start in mid-1978.
§ Mr. Horam
No commitment is possible at this stage, but resources for local authority transport expenditure in 1978–79 will be lower than in the current financial year. Precise allocations will depend on consideration of counties' transport policies and programmes, due to be submitted shortly, as part of the transport supplementary grant settlement at the end of this year.