asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he has had laid before him, as a result of his Circular of 16th June, any new definite schemes for effective modern road reconstruction; if so, of what nature; and whether necessitous areas availing themselves of the assistance of the Road Fund are expected to limit themselves strictly to undertakings within their own boundaries or whether, with the approval of the Ministry, these can be executed outside?
Mr. DUDLEY WARD (for Mr. Neal):
A number of schemes have been submitted in response to the Circular, No. 156 (Roads), issued on 15th June, and it is expected that many more will be received by the middle of July, that being the date fixed in the Circular for submission of the schemes. The schemes already submitted are generally for the construction of new or the widening and improvement of existing roads. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.