HC Deb 06 April 1897 vol 48 cc630-1

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he can state when the Carloway Road, Island of Lewis, which has been in course of construction for several years, will be completed?


The construction of the Carloway Road was stopped, as the hon. Member is aware, on account of the bankruptcy of the contractor and the arbitration consequent thereon, which is now concluded. The road cannot be completed as contemplated, because its original cost was under-estimated by the engineer appointed by the County Council. After payment of the costs of arbitration out of the grant of £15,000, the sum of £2,455 remaining will be expended so as to make the road as useful as possible for the purposes for which it was originally intended.

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