HC Deb 20 January 1948 vol 446 cc16-7
23. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the Government's proposal to reduce labour for road maintenance, what steps he intends to take for the proper upkeep of roads in Perthshire for which he is responsible.

Mr. Woodburn

The decision to which the hon. Member refers will not, so far as I am aware, affect any estate roads for the maintenance of which I am responsible.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that local people are very disturbed about what they consider to be a considerable reduction in the upkeep of roads, and could he give them something a little more comforting, so that they may know what the situation really is?

Mr. Woodburn

I am afraid that I am not responsible for the roads referred to. The Minister of Transport is responsible.