HC Deb 21 March 1962 vol 656 cc377-8
23. Sir C. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make the Kincardine Bridge-Kinross road a trunk road.

Mr. Brooman-White

Yes, Sir. With the concurrence of the county councils concerned my right hon. Friend has published in draft, and will shortly make, an Order trunking this route, A.977, which is of growing importance to commercial traffic, and detrunking A.91 from Stirling to Milnathort, which is declining. As part of this exchange, he is also trunking A.905 in Stirlingshire, which links A.9 at Salmon Inn with the South approach to Kincardine Bridge, A.876.

Sir C. Thornton-Kemsley

I thank my hon. Friend for his reply. Will he now apply the same principles to the road from Perth to Stonehaven and to the road from Dundee to Stonehaven and make the former, which carries all the heavy traffic from Aberdeen to Glasgow, a trunk road and de-trunk the coast road from Dundee?

Mr. Brooman-White

We are always ready to consider proposals of this kind on their merits.

Mr. G. M. Thomson

Will the hon. Gentleman pay no attention to the latter part of his hon. Friend's suggestion? Will he bear in mind that when the Tay Road Bridge is completed, which we hope will be soon, we shall need a major trunk road up the coast to Aberdeen?

Mr. Brooman-White

I said that we would consider schemes on their merits. I did not make any suggestion about the relative merits.