§ 44. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can make any statement of his intentions regarding the proposed viaduct between Bernera and the main Island of Lewis; and whether the Department of Agriculture in Scotland intends to offer financial assistance for its construction.
No approach regarding this proposal has been made to the Department of Agriculture by the County Council of Ross and Cromarty as the statutory highway authority since, as my hon. Friend was informed on 3rd October, 1939, the county council decided to defer further action meantime. The Department will, of course, be prepared to give full consideration to any application. by the county council should they wish to take up the matter again as a post-war project.