asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Scottish Local Government Board have yet approved the draft town-planning scheme for the Rosyth area, which was submitted to them as far back as 13th August, 1915; whether he is aware that in the absence of an approved scheme the tramway company cannot be restrained by the last Tramway Order, but may proceed to lay their line on the existing roadway, so that the advantages of the scheme, so far as it affects one of the main roads, will be lost; and whether the Board have considered that further delay in approving the scheme will prevent building development from proceeding immediately the War is over?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The town-planning scheme has not yet been approved, for the reasons stated in my reply to the hon. Member for West Fife on 22nd December. I am aware of the position in regard to the tramway company, and I understand the Local Government Board propose to call a conference of the parties interested, at an early date, with a view to reaching some agreement. No avoidable delay will occur in proceeding with the consideration of the scheme.