HC Deb 21 June 1960 vol 625 c209
33. Mr. Hendry

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the bad condition of many unclassified and unadopted roads in country areas, he will take steps to encourage local authorities to make fuller use of the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Niall Macpherson)

All county councils coming within the scope of the Act were informed in a circular letter dated 1st July, 1959, that my right hon. Friend was anxious that they should take full advantage of its scope and were invited to submit a list, in order of priority, of the schemes they proposed to carry out. There has been a good response from county councils and there seems no likelihood that the full amount provided under the Act will not be taken up.