§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will analyse, for the most recently available 12-month period, the expenditure undertaken by his Department on each of the trunk roads in Wales, analysing such spending between routine maintenance and improvement and indicating the total length in miles of each of these trunk roads.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
In 1984–85 our Department spent £93 million on new construction and improvement of trunk roads in Wales, and £12 million on their general maintenance. An attribution of this expenditure to each trunk road could be provided only at disproportionate cost, but information about the expenditure on major trunk road improvement schemes during 1984–85 is given in table I to class XVI, vote I, of the Supply Estimates for that year. (HCP 292—XVI).