§ 54. Mr. Peyton
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if his attention has been called to the traffic congestion in the West Country during last week end; and if he will take steps to ensure that an adequate share of a large road programme is given to the south west.
§ Mr. Watkinson
I am aware of the traffic congestion last weekend in the West Country. I shall continue to allocate to the improvement of road communications in that area as much of the available funds as I consider justified, but I must maintain my general policy of determining priorities nationwide mainly on the needs of industrial traffic.