HC Deb 19 March 1980 vol 981 cc190-1W
25. Mr. Cant

asked the Minister of Transport what proportion of national income is devoted to road construction in Great Britain, Germany and France, respectively.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The latest year for which consistent information for all three countries is available is 1976, when expenditure on new construction and extension, reconstruction and renewal of roads accounted for 0.7 per cent. of GDP in Great Britain, 1.2 per cent. in Germany and 0.9 per cent. in France. The most recent figure for Great Britain is 0.5 per cent. in 1978.