§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a statement regarding the condition and proposals for early improvements of roads in Benbecula Island?
§ Mr. Burgin
The existing Class I road in Benbecula is surfaced with gravel and is maintained by the county council in a reasonable condition having regard to traffic requirements and the funds avail able for the purpose. I understand that the county council are preparing a scheme for resurfacing with bituminous material the existing Class I roads in South Uist and Benbecula. I am prepared to consider an application for a grant should the county council submit detailed proposals.