§ Mr. Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give for Wales the total estimated road construction commitments outstanding on 31st March last, and the total estimated new commitments 131W in 1968–69 in respect of new construction and major improvements for trunk roads and for principal roads and loans to highway authorities, respectively.
§ Mr. George Thomas
Commitments for new road construction and improvements outstanding at 31st March, 1968 were:
£ million Trunk roads (including motorways) … 11.2 Principal roads (grants) … 3.4 Loans to Highway Authorities … Nil 14.6
Provisional totals for new commitments in 1968–69 are:
£ million Trunk Roads … 15.8 Principal roads (grants) … 3.0 Loans to Highway Authorities … Nil 18.8