§ Mr. Fitch
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the schemes in preparation listed in the White Paper"Policy for Roads: England 1978 ", as due to start in 1978, have actually started; how many are likely to start before the end of 1978; and how many are unlikely to start and the reasons for the delay.
§ Mr. Horam:
Twenty of the schemes have started. Contracts for two or more are expected to be let this year. The remaining 11 are likely to start in the first half of 1979. The White Paper listed the earliest date by which the schemes could be started. Delays have been due mainly to difficulties with the
Carlisle Great Britain Number of applications outstanding for tests … 850 666,000 Average waiting time between application and appointment … … … 13 weeks 23 weeks
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend gave on 14th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Consett (Mr. Watkins).—[Vol. 958, c. 144.]
§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many persons passed their driving test in Carlisle at the first attempt; and how this compares with other parts of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider92W
diture in England, and the expenditure planned in the appropriate public expenditure White Paper, all at 1977 survey prices, on motorway and trunk road construction, motorway and trunk road maintenance, local authority road construction, and local authority road maintenance for 1976–77 and 1977–78.