HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 cc186-7
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, if he will state how much of the grant for the current financial year for Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Public Works, etc.) has been expended up to the present time on minor roads, and the district in which the respective minor roads are situate; if he will also state the total amount already expended out of the Government Subsidy on each minor road; and what sum it will be necessary to expend on each such minor road before it is complete?


A sum of £3,900 was provided in Estimates for 1895–96, which was subsequently increased, with Treasury sanction, to £4,200. This amount was allotted as follows:—To Inverness-shire, in respect of South Uist, Barra, and Harris districts, £2,100; to Ross-shire, for roads in Lews, £1,800, of which £600 has been issued up to this date, payment of the balance being deferred until necessary accounts of expenditure have been furnished by the County Council; and the remaining £300 to Sutherlandshire and Shetland, £150 to each. It is impossible for me to give the hon. Member more detailed information within the limits of an answer.