HC Deb 10 May 1988 vol 133 c77W
Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he intends to ensure that future motorways are resurfaced in concrete rather than tarmacadam.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

In most cases both forms of construction are suitable. There will be exceptions where engineering needs will dictate a particular form of construction. In those cases where a choice between alternatives is to be made, this will continue to be done on the basis of competitive tendering.