Sir L. HARMSWORTH
asked the Minister of Transport the reasons which have caused him to decide that Sutherland, one of the largest and most heavily-rated counties in Scotland, should receive almost the smallest grant for roads; and whether he can see his way to cause an increase in this grant to be made?
§ Mr. NEAL
The grants made to Sutherland Highway Authorities in respect of the Road and Bridge Programme for 1919–1920 bear a very high proportion to the total estimated cost of the works proposed, and compare favourably in this respect with the grants made to other counties in Great Britain. Practically the whole of the sums at present available have now been allocated, and I fear I cannot hold out any hopes of increasing the grant.