§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the real increase in major road expenditure in England when comparing the periods 1962–1968 and 1968–1974.
§ Mr. Mulley
Expenditure in England on construction of motorway, trunk and principal roads at 1971 prices rose from £290 million in 1967–68 to £420 million in 1970–71 and to £430 million in 1973–74. Figures are not available on an identical basis for earlier years because of changes in road classification.