HC Deb 03 June 1930 vol 239 cc1932-3

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the approximate population, the mileage of roads, and the amount of money expended on the said roads, on the mainland part of the county of Ross and Cromarty for the last year during which the late county council functioned; and the corresponding figures for the island of Lewis during the same period?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)

As the reply involves a table of figures I propose to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are a great many roads still requiring improvement, and will he take steps to see that some improvement is made?

Following are the figures:

Ross and Cromarty Mainland. Lewis.
Approximate population 40,500 26,850
Mileage of roads 839.6 304.2
Road expenditure £95,189 £24,850

The figures applicable to burghs are included.

The road expenditure in the year ended the 15th May, 1930, is not yet available and the figures quoted are for the year 1928–29. These figures are exclusive of a sum of £22,781 applicable to the construction of the Inverness, Invergordon, Bonar Bridge, Wick and Thurso Road, the total cost of which has been met by the Minister of Transport.