§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the original estimated cost of providing bilingual road signs throughout Wales; what that figure would have been at current prices; what the programme is now expected to cost in total; and how much of an increase in expenditure this will have been in real money terms.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
The Bowen Committee's Report—Cmnd. 5110—suggested that it would cost about £3.275 million to provide bilingual road signs in Wales. In November 1977 price terms this becomes about £6.1 million. Experience suggests that the actual cost might, however, be as much as £17 million.