HC Deb 20 June 1961 vol 642 cc1147-8
8. Miss Herbison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when work will commence on the widening of the road bridge over the station at Shotts.

Mr. Brooman-White

Owing to pressure on the funds for classified roads schemes my right hon. Friend will not be able to authorise grant on all the schemes which Lanarkshire County Council would like to carry out in 1961–62. Within the total which he will notify to them shortly he would, however, be prepared to accept this scheme for grant if they accord it priority over others.

Miss Herbison

Is the Minister aware that this scheme has been on the board since the early 'thirties, that this is a dangerous part of the road and that, apart from danger to pedestrians, it causes great harm when we are trying to attract industry to the area?

Mr. Brooman-White

We are aware of those facts and will give the scheme priority if it is put forward.