§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Minister of Transport what is the local authority road construction budget in 1979–80; and what proportion this represents of the budget in 1975–76.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The latest estimate of outturn for local authority road construction in England in 1979–80 is £275 million. This is some 62 per cent. of the level of expenditure in 1975–76, which was £447 million. Both figures are at 1979 survey prices.