Motorway and Trunk Road Renewal

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th January 1988.

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Photo of Mr Paul Channon Mr Paul Channon , Southend West 12:00 am, 11th January 1988

A review was carried out as recently as last April. I am sure my hon. Friend will be aware that capital provision for motorways and trunk roads is now higher than it has ever been. Indeed, it is 30 per cent. higher in real terms than it was in 1978–79. We have added 740 miles of new trunk road since we took office, and 350 schemes are in the pipeline. I assure my hon. Friend that the highest priority is given to that by the Government.