§ Sir T. Moore
asked the Minister of Transport if he will give the total estimated commitments outstanding on 31st March last and the total estimated new commitments in 1963–64 in respect of new construction and major improvements for trunk roads and for classified roads and loans to highway authorities respectively.
§ Mr. Marples
Outstanding commitments at 31st March, 1963, for new construction and major improvement of motorways trunk roads and classified roads are provisionally estimated at £221.18 million. The following table shows the breakdown:—
£ million Motorways and trunk roads 163.94 Classified roads (Grants) 48.94 Classified roads (Loans) 8.30 Total 221.18
In 1963–64 we plan to commit £74½ million worth of trunk road and motorway schemes, and to issue grants worth £41 million for classified road schemes. We do not plan to authorise any new loans this year.