HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc795-6
19. Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Minister of Transport when he will re-commence road grants under the Crofter Counties Scheme.

Mr. Barnes

Three such grants have already been issued this year.

Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that in Inverness-shire alone 165 miles of roads are awaiting completion under the scheme which was suspended in 1939? When will that be started again at full scale?

Mr. Barnes

The noble Lord is quite familiar with the funds which have been allocated to this purpose. As soon as that decision was made grants were resumed.