MR. PARKER SMITH
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland from what source the moneys recently promised by him to the Counties of Ross and Inverness for roads and footpaths are derived; and whether they come from sums already voted by Parliament, or whether they are included in the present Estimates; and, if so, under what Vote?
The Treasury made a special grant of £10,000 in aid of roads in the Highlands and Islands. Of this sum £4,500 is being spent this year, and is being met by savings in other Estimates. The balance will be met from the Vote of the Highlands and Islands Grant in Aid of Public Works and Communications.