HC Deb 24 July 1956 vol 557 cc21-2W
79. Mr. T. Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the Government's request for an increase in beef production, he will encourage local authorities to operate the provisions of the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955, as a matter of urgency.

Mr. J. Stuart

I regret that, in view of the need to limit capital expenditure, I cannot offer grants for this purpose at present. I am prepared, however, to consider any schemes submitted to me by local authorities with a view to the offer of grants as soon as circumstances permit.