HC Deb 19 April 1921 vol 140 cc1723-4W
Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Transport if any protests or representations have been made by local authorities in Scotland against the decision of the Ministry of Transport concerning road classification in Scotland, and, if so, from which; and whether, considering the large road mileage in Scotland and the low rateable value of many county areas, the distribution of funds by the Treasury, arising out of motor spirit and carriage licences, were in just proportion to those granted to English and Welsh authorities, after taking into account the comparative merits of both positions?


Representations of the character mentioned have been made by several highway authorities in Scotland, and they have been informed, in reply, that the classification is a provisional one for the financial year 1921–22, and that the views of all highway authorities will receive full consideration in the revision of the provisional scheme. As regards the latter part of the question, I have nothing to add to the answer given to my hon. and gallant Friend on the 22nd March last, save to say that full consideration was given to the special conditions obtaining in Scotland in the distribution of the Fund.