§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the estimated cut in the Welsh office programme for the current financial year, and for 1984–85 roads consequent upon the autumn statement of 1983.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
There has been no cut in the Welsh Office trunk road programme in the current496W financial year. The Autumn Statement of 17 November 1983 announced the broad decisions on 1984–85 spending reached in this year's public expenditure survey. Details, including my right hon. Friend's decisions on allocation to services within the Welsh Office expenditure block, will be given in the public expenditure White Paper to be published next month.