HC Deb 09 May 1983 vol 42 cc197-8W
Mr. Booth

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the number of contracts let for new motorway and trunk road construction with their total value at 1983 prices for every first quarter of the year from 1978 to 1983.

Mr. David Howell

The information requested is as follows:

First quarter Number of contracts let Tender value at 1983 prices
£ million
1978 4 52.4
1979 6 72.6
1980 5 32.2
1981 3 19.1
1982 3 5.9
1983 8 111.9

The number of contracts let in a particular quarter or month fluctuates considerably for various reasons and should not be taken as an indication of, or guide to, the total number of contracts let during any one year. For example, the second quarter of 1982 saw a further six contracts let with a total value of £73.6 million.

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