§ Mr. Probert
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will now announce the proposed level of expenditure on the new construction and improvement of roads in Wales in 1970 to 1971.
§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
Exchequer expenditure on new road construction and improvement in Wales is expected to rise to about £16 million in 1970–71. Together with expenditure by local authorities this will bring total public investment on Welsh trunk and principal roads in 1970–71 to more than £17 million.
These figures take account of the effect of the new principal road grant structure and the re-definition of improvements as well as the increase in the cost of road construction since the last announcement was made.