HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 cc81-2W
Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what grants are given by agricultural executive committees for the reconstruction of farm roads to make them fit to carry heavy traffic, such as milk lorries; and if he will consult local authorities to ensure that there is full co-operation with the agricultural executive committees with the object of providing adequate roads wherever needed for the purpose of food produc-

The following figures bring that information up to date to the nearest four-week period.

tion or the convenience of their living on outlying farms.

Mr. J. Stuart

As to the first part of the Question, no grants are given for this purpose by agricultural executive committees. I have noted the suggestion made by my hon. Friend in the second part of the Question. I should point out, however, that local authorities have no responsibility for farm roads as such, though it is open to them to adopt such roads in appropriate cases.