§ 22. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how the present level of expenditure on the construction and maintenance on motorways and trunk roads compares with the levels in 1978–79.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Expenditure on motorway and trunk road construction and maintenance has risen from £366 million in 1978–79 to a provisional outturn in 1984–85 of £806 million. This represents an increase in cash terms of nearly 120 per cent.