HC Deb 30 March 1938 vol 333 cc2025-6W
Mr. Mathers

asked the Minister of Transport what developments are contemplated in connection with trunk roads in Scotland, especially as affecting the town and county of Linlithgow?

Mr. Burgin

I am not yet in a position to publish a comprehensive programme of trunk road development for all Scotland, but in the county of Linlithgow I am contemplating the following schemes of major improvement:

  • Diversion and new bridge at Boat-house;
  • Reconstruction of canal bridge east of Linlithgow; and
  • Diversion at Winchburgh.

I am also considering the relative advantages of by-passing the town of Linlithgow or improving the existing trunk road through the town, but these matters will be fully discussed with the county council and the town council before I reach my decision.