HC Deb 12 April 1960 vol 621 cc1080-1
39. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for the provision of either a new road or improvements of the existing roads between the North end of the Forth Road Bridge when constructed, and the South end of the projected Tay Road Bridge.

Mr. Maclay

I have nothing to add to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Dunfermline Burghs (Dr. A. Thompson) on 11th April.

Mr. Hamilton

I read that Answer, and, of course, it was not very satisfactory. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that part of Fife is now on the list of the Board of Trade precisely because there is a considerable degree of unemployment in the area, which is likely to get worse? Will he therefore speed up his efforts to attract industry and reduce the number of unemployed?

Mr. Maclay

In spite of all that the hon. Member said in reference to the previous Question, I will gladly sit down with him with a map and explain to him the reasons for my priorities in Fife.