§ 68. Sir E. ILIFFE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there are many districts and villages in Great Britain not served by a railway line or by a road capable of supporting a regular motor-omnibus service; and whether he will consider the needs of such districts and the desirability of providing them with roads capable of supporting a motor-omnibus service connecting them with the nearest market towns at the cost largely of the Road Fund, in preference to expending £1,500,000 of that fund on the proposed new road between Glasgow and Edinburgh, between which towns there already exist three serviceable roads, three railways, and a canal?
§ Mr. GOSLING
I am aware of the facts set forth by the hon. Member, and have made large grants on a generous scale towards the improvement and strengthening of rural roads, for the purposes indicated in the second part of the question As regards the new Glasgow-Edinburgh road, I would refer to the answer I have just given to the hon. Member.