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14Oct93 UK: ROADS BUDGET ATTACKED - MORE MONEY TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

Leading Tory green, Surrey East MP Peter Ainsworth, told a fringe meeting that the roads budget should be slashed and the money reinvested in public transport.He said: 'I don't think anyone believes we can or should tolerate insatiable demand for roads.'He also challenged the claim that road building creates jobs.'Road building creates short-term construction jobs. The same money could reopen 10,000 miles of railway creating even more permanent jobs.'Planning dilemma Local government ...

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