§ 22. Major COLVILLE
asked the Minister of Transport if a decision has been reached to proceed with the proposed new shore-road between South Queensferry and Bo'ness; and, if so, what is the estimated cost and what proportion will fall upon the local rates?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I am informed that the West Lothian County Council have agreed to the construction of a shore-road between Queensferry and Bo'ness and that a tentative estimate puts the cost at £130,000, exclusive of the cost of land to be acquired. So far, no definite scheme has been submitted to me, and I am unable to say what proportion of the cost will fall upon the local rates.
§ Major COLVILLE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is considerable apprehension as to the effect that this scheme may have upon the rates?
§ Mr. MORRISON
There is always that apprehension, just as I have apprehension as to how much will fall on the Road Fund.