HC Deb 20 July 1953 vol 518 cc34-5
58. Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Minister of Transport how much of the £1 million recently allocated by the Treasury for roads is to be used in Scotland and in the seven crofting counties.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I expect that about £227,000 will be spent in Scotland, including about £100,000 in the seven crofting counties.

Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind not only the need of improving existing roads in the crofting counties but that many of the communities in the crofting counties have no roads at all? Can this job be tackled?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I will keep that in mind, and I would draw the noble Lord's attention to the fact that under these proposals Scotland will get a very considerable share—about a quarter of the whole £1 million.

Mr. Woodburn

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the importance of finishing a small part of the ring road around the North of Scotland, which is the main artery road from which all these other roads will spread?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd


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