§ Sir Thomas Arnold
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the Highways Agency budget for 1996–97 is to be distributed between(a) regions and (b) individual schemes. 
§ Mr. Watts
I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to my hon. Friend.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Sir Thomas Arnold, dated 3 April 1996:The Secretary of State for Transport has asked me to reply to your recent question about how the Highways Agency budget for 1996–97 is to be distributed between (a) regions and (b) individual schemes.Information relating to planned 1996–97 expenditure was published in our Business Plan on 1 April. For the National Trunk Road Programme funds are not allocated to regions but to individual schemes. An allocation of £713 million has been made for expenditure on the attached list of National Schemes and on settlements for some completed schemes. Levels of expenditure on individual schemes will be determined by the speed at which works progress during the year.
Road Schemes under construction at April 1996 M1/M621 Link Road, Leeds MB M1 J21-21A Widening Phase 1, Leicestershire M4/M5 Second Sevem Crossing Approach Roads, Avon M4 Second Sevem Crossing, Avon M5 J18–19 Widening, Avon M6 J20–21 Widening, Lancashire M25 J7–8 Widening, Surrey M25 J8–10 Widening, Surrey M65 Blackburn Southern Bypass Contract 1, Lancashire M65 Blackburn Southern Bypass Contract 2, Lancashire M66 Denton-Middleton Contract 1, Tameside MB, Manchester MB Oldham MB, Bury MB, Rochdale MB M66 Denton-Middleton Contract 2, Tameside MB, Manchester MB Oldham MB, Bury MB, Rochdale MB A1(m) Walshford-Dishforth, North Yorkshire A4/A46 Batheaston/Swainswick Bypass, Avon A11 Besthorpe-Wymondham, Norfolk A12 Hackney Wick-M11 Link Contract 2, LBs Hackney, Redbridge Waltham Forest, Newham A12 Hackney Wick-M11 Link Contract 4, LBs Hackney, Redbridge Waltham Forest, Newham A13 Thames Avenue-Wennington, LB Barking and Dagenham A13 Blackwall Tunnel/Cotton Street Junction Imp, LB Tower Hamlets A47 Walpole Highway/Tilney High End Bypass, Norfolk A50 Blythe Bridge-Queensway Phase 1, Staffordshire A50 Blythe Bridge-Queensway Phase 2, Staffordshire A249 M2-Iwade Imp. Kent A406 Silver Street-Fore Street Imp, LB Enfield A406 East of Falloden Way-Finchley High Road, LB Barnet A428 Bedford Southern Bypass, Bedfordshire A564 Derby Southern Bypass and Derby Spur Contract A, Derbyshire
Road A568 Widnes Eastern Bypass (South) Cheshire Trunk Road Cabling and Communications, London Schemes expected to start by 31 March 1997 A12 Hackney Wick-M11 Link Contract 1, LB Hackney, Redbridge, Waltham Forest A12 Hackney Wick-M11 Link Contract 3, LB Hackney, Redbridge, Waltham Forest A13 Wennington-Mar Dyke, Essex A13 West of Heathway-Thames Avenue Imp, LB Barking and Dagenham A34 Newbury Bypass, Berkshire A40 Gypsy Corner Imp. LB Hounslow A40 Western Circus Junction Imp. LB Ealing London Primary Route Signing Project