HC Deb 10 December 1957 vol 579 cc1066-7
29. Miss Herbison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now accede to the request of the Lanark County Council to have installation of street lighting at Dewshill, Salsburgh, accepted for contribution purposes.

Mr. Maclay

I do not think that the scheme proposed by the county council would add to the safety of the road, but I should be prepared to consider a scheme which would provide group A standard of lighting between Dewshill and either of the existing installations at Harthill or Salsburgh.

Miss Herbison

In thanking the Minister for that reply, may I express the hope that he will consider very carefully the need for lighting in this area? Is he aware that this is now the black spot between Salsburgh and Harthill, which was considered to be the most dangerous road in the whole of Scotland? Will the right hon. Gentleman make certain that when the local authority does apply for this new type of grant, it will be given it?

Mr. Maclay

As I said, I will certainly consider it; but it is a hypothetical matter until I receive the request. I know this stretch of road personally and I can understand the hon. Lady's concern about it.