HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 cc180-1W
78 and 79. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether he will give an assurance that on assuming responsibility for roads in Scotland there will be no contraction or cancellation of programmes already made by Her Majesty's Government.

(2) if he will make a statement on his policy for roads in Scotland.

Mr. J. Stuart

The transfer of responsibility for highways in Scotland as from the 1st April will not result in any contraction or cancellation in the programme announced on 2nd February, 1955, by my right hon. Friend the then Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. As he said in his statement, Her Majesty's Government are working to plans which will take a good many years to complete, but which are intended to provide the country with an up-to-date road system. Within the limits of the financial resources available, I will continue to give effect to this policy in Scotland.