§ Sir Edward Gardner
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if additional funds can be made available to enable Lancashire county council to include the construction of a bypass around the village of Freckleton in its road programme for 1987.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
There are no additional funds available to support local authority road building in 1986–87. The transport supplementary grant (TSG) settlement was announced in December and, as it must do, it distributed all the grant. My right hon. Friend will consider the distribution of TSG for 1987–88 when he has received highway authorities' transport policies and programmes later this year. Councils receive general support for their spending through rate support grant block grant.