HC Deb 30 November 1922 vol 159 cc925-6W
Lieut-Colonel MURRAY

asked the Minister of Labour whether, if special measures, financial and otherwise, are to be taken for the relief of unemployment involving the making of and improvement of roads, he will take into consideration road schemes in the north-east of Scotland, such as that of Glenfeshie?

Lieut.-Colonel ASHLEY

I have been asked to reply. Any road schemes for the relief of unemployment originating in the north-east of Scotland shall be carefully considered. The case of the Glenfeshie road has engaged the attention of my Department for several years past, but although the exceptional course was taken of undertaking the preparation of surveys and estimates for the local authorities concerned, the latter will neither give financial assistance to the scheme nor undertake to maintain the road when constructed.