HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc7-8W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how much his Department has spent or will spend on road construction and maintenance in each of the years from 1997–98 to 2005–06; and if he will break down the total for each years by region is shown in Table 1. The latest year for which data are available is 1996. Although information mesothelioma deaths is not available by health authority or nationality, an analysis by country district based on deaths in the period 1976 to 1991 was published in Health and Safety Statistics 1995–1996. More recent figures for the years 1993 to 1995 by country district were given in a reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley, West and Penistone (Mr. Clapham) on 12 February 1998, Official Report, column 318.

year to account for (i) strategic motorway and trunk road construction, (ii) bypass schemes and (iii) motorway and trunk road maintenance. [51948]

Ms Glenda Jackson

[holding answer 23 July 1998]: In 1997–98 the Highways Agency spent £1,457 million on national road expenditure of which some £528 million was spent on strategic motorway and trunk road construction, £157 million was spent on bypass schemes and £582 million was spent on maintenance. We plan to spend £1,349 million in 1998–99 of which £363 million is for strategic motorway and trunk road construction, £82 million is for bypass schemes and £651 million is for maintenance.

Future resources for expenditure on motorway and trunk roads are being determined in the light of the Chancellor's announcements of 14 July. We shall announce figures in due course.

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