HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 cc201-2
36. Mr. T. Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is expected that a start will be made on the construction of the Larkhall-Uddingston by-pass on the trunk road A.74.

Mr. Maclay

I hope shortly to put in hand the preparation of a detailed scheme for this by-pass, but I cannot at this stage say when this preparatory work will be completed and the road works started.

Mr. Fraser

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is the most congested part of the trunk road A.74 and that it runs through what is probably the area with the largest number of unemployed? Is he further aware that it is near the heavy steel industry, which could provide steel for the bridges? Does he not think that he should get a move on?

Mr. Maclay

I am anxious to make the most rapid progress I can on this part of the road scheme, as well as the other parts of it.