Modernisation Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Tony Benn Mr Tony Benn , Bristol South East 12:00 am, 9th November 1960

In view of the general transport crisis which we have in this country at the moment, how can the right hon. Gentleman justify a cut in the net investment in transport, as a result of which £25 million is taken off railway investment and a mere £12 million is added to road investment, which means that we shall be spending less next year on all our forms of transport investment than we have spent this year, despite the growing congestion?