HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 cc175-6
22. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which local authorities will be involved in the promotion of a provisional order in preparation for the construction of a Tay road bridge.

Mr. Maclay

I have discussed the proposed Tay bridge with representatives of Dundee Corporation, Fife and Angus County Councils and Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Arbroath Town Councils. It would be for the promoters of any provisional order relating to a Tay road bridge at Dundee to consider what provisions it might suitably contain for a joint board of local authorities.

Sir J. Duncan

Would my right hon. Friend ask the local authorities of Kincardineshire and Aberdeenshire whether they would like to join the scheme? I have reason to believe that at least one of them might be interested in coming in, in view of the benefits they are likely to receive from a Tay road bridge?

Mr. Maclay

That is a matter in the first instance for the promoters of any Provisional Order.

Mr. Hamilton

In view of the unemployment situation which is developing in Scotland to a serious extent, would not this be one of the public works schemes which it would be desirable to get on with as quickly as possible?

Mr. Maclay

The initial stages are going on at the moment.