§ Sir W. BEALE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the difficulties which have arisen with respect to traffic between Barr and Girvan, in the county of Ayr, by reason of the destruction of the roads by motor transport of heavy timber and the inability or unwillingness of the road authorities to interfere with such transport or to put the road in a condition to withstand its effect so as to permit of the simultaneous continuance of the ordinary traffic which is essential for the supply and business of the parish and district of Barr; and whether he can and will take steps to remedy the grievance of the farmers, tradesmen, and other inhabitants of that parish and district in the matter?
§ Mr. MUNRO
I have obtained a report on this matter from the local authority which substantially confirms the statements in the question as to the condition of the roads. The report indicates that the situation is due to circumstances beyond the local authority's control. I am making further inquiry, and will communicate the result to my hon. and learned Friend.