Road Improvements

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1967.

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Photo of Sir Raymond Gower Sir Raymond Gower , Barry 12:00 am, 20th July 1967

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of the United Kingdom current commitments of £340 million on major road improvements is to be spent on roads in Wales.

Photo of Mr Ifor Davies Mr Ifor Davies , Gower

The £340 million relates only to England. The Welsh roads programme is separate.

Photo of Sir Raymond Gower Sir Raymond Gower , Barry

Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate how much is to be spent and give a comparative figure to show whether there is to be any increase in "The Plan Ahead" which is deemed by many people to be disappointing in its reference to major roadworks?

Photo of Mr Ifor Davies Mr Ifor Davies , Gower

Yes. The present Welsh commitments for motorways, trunk and principal roads amount to £14·3 million. This figure will increase, as suggested, as a result of the new scheme the Government have authorised.