§ 15. Mr. Hendry
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many rotary and air-blowing snow ploughs are available for use on roads in Scotland.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
The Scottish Development Department has 20 rotary blower ploughs for use on trunk roads. Information as to the number held by local authorities is not available.
§ Mr. Hendry
Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that that number is inadequate in view of the indiscriminate closure of railway lines by his right hon. Friend the former Minister of Transport, and will he take immediate steps to increase the number?