HC Deb 26 February 1990 vol 168 cc51-2W
Ms. Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the latest projected figures for investment in road building in the United Kingdom over(a) the period 1990–93 and (b) the period 1990–2000.

Mr. Atkins

Planned expenditure on trunk road building in England is as follows:

£ million
1990–91 1,282
1991–92 1,322
1992–93 1,403

£ million
Total 4,007

Yearly expenditure plans are made only for the three-year PES period. Road expenditure in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective Secretaries of State. The figures do not include private finance.

Local road building projections are a matter for local highway authorities. Chapter 7 of Cm 1007 lists the information available to the Department about local roads schemes over £1 million in 1990–91 in England.