HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 c382
54. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what total figure the two special allocations for Highlands roads of £750,000 in 1950 and £1 million in 1953 have now been reduced.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The £1 million programme will be authorised in full and work costing £601,000 had been authorised under the 1950 programme before it was superseded by the other.

Mr. Grimond

Is the Minister aware that up to July of last year the 1950 programme was still in force, and that since then it appears to have been quietly dropped? Can he say what is now the total amount available by way of special grant for Highland projects, over and above the Crofter Counties Scheme?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

My recollection is that I answered that question for the hon. Gentleman last week. In any event, if he wants a further answer, I should be grateful if he would try to put the question down again.

Mr. John MacLeod

Can the Minister say whether the Crofter Counties Scheme will now be started?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am not aware that it was ever stopped.