HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc135-6W
Mr. Penhaligon

asked the Minister of Transport, in the compilation of total road track costs for 1979–80, what sums were included under motorway mainten- ance for (a) lighting, (b) sweeping and cleaning and (c) patrolling.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The three-year average of road expenditure used in the track cost calculations for 1979–80£2,171 millions—include estimated expenditure on the following items for motorways, sweeping, cleaning and patrols £2.0 million, lighting £3.5 million. Patrol costs cannot be separated.