HC Deb 20 November 1956 vol 560 cc1527-8
22. Mr. Willis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many road improvement schemes in Scotland under the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955, he has so far approved; and the total cost involved.

Mr. N. Macpherson

Local authorities have been invited to submit applications and so far sixteen authorities have done so. As my right hon. Friend informed the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mr. T. Fraser) on 24th July, however, in view of the need to limit capital expenditure no grants are being approved at present.

Mr. Willis

Does not that make nonsense of what the Government said a few months ago? Could he say when the Government intend to get on with this job?

Mr. Macpherson

No, Sir.

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