HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 c598W
Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Minister of Transport what he expects his motorway building programme to be in 1980–81; and how this compares with 1979–80 in real terms.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

So far this year, work has started on motorway contracts valued in total at over £130 million; most of it on M25. By the end of March this should have risen to at least £165 million—in real terms worth nearly three times the schemes started in 1979–80.