§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 5 June 1990]: Planned expenditure on trunk road construction and repair in 1990–91 is as follows: 627W
£ million England 1,808.1 North of England 342.1 County Durham 5.2
Figures for any single year are a poor indicator of the geographical balance of the programme. The road programme contains schemes in the north worth £2.9 billion (works cost, November 1987 prices) amounting to one quarter of the total for England. Major improvements to the A167 in County Durham form part of this programme.