§ Mr. Allen
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the expected outturn expenditure of the Highways Agency for the financial year 1995–96, broken down between (i) assessment, strengthening, repair and upgrading of structures, (ii) capital maintenance of roads, (iii) motorway control and communications equipment, (iv) network enhancements, (v) national schemes, (vi) routine maintenance, (vii) research and development594W and (viii) other activities; and what proportion, by value of the work planned for 1995–96 in the Highways Agency's business plan, is expected to be completed within this financial year. 
§ Mr. Watts
I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Graham Allen, dated 27 March 1996:The Minister for Railways and Roads, Mr John Watts, has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question in which you asked for details of the expected outturn of the Highways Agency for the financial year 1995–96. I attach detailed forecasts, broken down into the categories which you requested, which were prepared on the basis of outturn figures available at the end of February. I expect the final outturn to be rather higher but still within the Agency's overall Vote of £1782m.You also asked what proportion, by value of the work planned for 1995–96 in the Business Plan, is expected to be completed within this financial year. The Agency is on course to meet all of the targets in the Business Plan, as amended by Ministers in January.
Forecast Outturn 1995–96 £ million (i) assessment, strengthening, repair and upgrading structures 108.1 (ii) capital maintenance of roads 303.7 (iii) motorway control and communications equipment 48.6 (iv) network enhancements 67.3 (v) national schemes 775.6 (vi) routine maintenance 161.5 (vii) research and development 11.8 (viii) other activities (including Preparation and Supervision and Land) 410.6 Total Programme Forecast (Gross) 1,887.2 Total Programme Forecast (net of appropriations-in-aid) 1,749.2
Routine Maintenance includes Routine and Winter Maintenance and Communications Maintenance.
February 1996 MMR and 1996–97 Business Plan.