HC Deb 29 July 1964 vol 699 c1418
30. Mr. Willis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further steps he has taken to secure for general traffic needs the use of the South East Scotland Electricity Board's bridge over the River Esk at Musselburgh.

Mr. Noble

I have nothing to add to the Answer which I gave the hon. Member on 29th April.

Mr. Willis

Is not that a shocking reply? Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider it completely fantastic that there should be a newly built bridge, specially designed for heavy loads, standing locked, whilst the streets of Musselburgh are absolutely packed with traffic on Saturdays and Sundays, and almost every other day of the week, and people cannot get about their ordinary business? Why does not the Secretary of State take steps to initiate some discussions to get this bridge opened for public use?

Mr. Noble

As I told the hon. Gentleman when he asked a similar Question some months ago, it is not for me to initiate these discussions; it is for the burgh and the county council.

Sir J. Duncan

Can my right hon. Friend tell me when he has seen the hon. Member for Edinburgh, East (Mr. Willis) not shocked?

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