21. Mr. J. Hill
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that there have been two fatal accidents on the Dalkeith-Lauder road since the speed limit was increased from 30 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour; and what steps he is taking to make this road safer for pedestrians.
It is true that I received the letter, and I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman's hon. Friend on his initiative in taking the steps which he has taken to solve this very dangerous problem. Is the Secretary of State aware that I can only regret that he did not accept this advice twelve months ago, in which case these two lives might well have been saved?