§ Mr. Lawler
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total sum spent on the repair and maintenance of roads nationally, for the years 1979–80 to 1985–86, inclusive, in actual prices and in real terms.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Return of actual expenditure on highway maintenance are submitted by individual highway authorities to the Department in relation to their area as a whole. Prior to April 1986 the highway authority for Bradford was West Yorkshire metropolitan county council. I regret I cannot give details of maintenance expenditure within Bradford for this period.