§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce (Gordon)
I present a petition that has been signed by 2,239 of my constituents in the communities that are affected by the Government's failure to fulfil their commitment to upgrade the A92, which runs between Aberdeen and Ellon, to the north of the city. The collection of the petition has been co-ordinated by local, regional and district councillors. A vital role has been played by the pupils of Foveran primary school, which is close to the road along which an increasing volume of traffic thunders at ever increasing speeds. The children presented the petition to me so that I could bring it to the House. It reads:The humble petition of the undersigned residents of Gordon showeth that we express deep concern that the Balmedie to Tipperty section of the A92 road is extremely dangerous in its present condition, has been the site of too many serious accidents, and that this road is very close to Foveran Primary School.Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House will do everything possible to impress upon the Secretary of State for Scotland the need to improve the road by the construction of a dual carriageway, and to announce an early starting date to such improvements.And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.I beg leave to present the petition.
§ To lie upon the Table.