§ 5. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further consideration he proposes to give to the construction of a road bridge over the Tay at Dundee in view of the uncertainty of the employment position in the city.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
My right hon. Friend cannot say when the construction of a road bridge over the Tay at Dundee could be fitted into the road programme, but he has agreed with the local authorities concerned that there should be a joint examination with them of the technical questions involved.
§ Mr. Thomson
Is the Minister aware that unemployment in Dundee is five times worse than in the United Kingdom as a whole and that all the prospects are that it will grow even graver? Is not this the time to get a move on with the road bridge over the Tay at Dundee?
§ Mr. Macpherson
In reply to the first part of that question, unemployment has dropped a bit in the last month in Dundee. In reply to the second part of the question, we are getting on with the study of the technical problems involved.