§ Sir Raymond Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much has been spent at constant prices on new road construction in Wales on national and local authority roads, respectively, in each of the past three years.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
Taking average 1982–83 prices as the base and adjusting for general inflation as measured by the gross domestic product deflator, the amounts spent on new construction and improvement are as follows:
£ million 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 Trunk roads 102 110 130 Local authority roads 51 65 57