HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c38W
28. Sir Dudley Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects English local authorities to underspend the road capital budget of £528 million contained in the last public expenditure White Paper.

Mrs. Chalker

Yes. Despite the higher capital allocations that have been given, I regret to say that returns so far suggest that the underspend could be higher than last year, when it was £74 million—16 per cent.