HC Deb 10 July 1923 vol 166 cc1166-7

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether he is aware that, although the ratepayers in the Highland counties of. Scotland have to pay high rates for the upkeep of roads for the benefit of motorists, they are frequently unable to obtain for themselves the ordinary transport facilities which are necessary for the development of their land; and when the Board of Agriculture will be prepared to give favourable consideration to the plans for the construction of the Badidarroch- Ardroe road which has been strongly recommended by the Sutherland Road Board?

Captain ELLIOT

I am aware of the position regarding road rates in the Highland Counties. Owing to the demands upon their funds, the Board of Agriculture cannot offer a grant-in-aid of the construction of the Badidarroch-Ardoe road at present. They will again consider this case along with other similar applications during next financial year.


How soon can these people make fresh applications?

Captain ELLIOT

They can make fresh applications next year when the funds are again distributed.