HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 c3W
Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what amount of grant money has been allocated to the seven crofter counties this year, respectively, for major road improvements.

Mr. Maclay

The programme of major road improvements is subject to review throughout the year in the light of progress with the preparation of individual schemes and I cannot at present forecast what grants will be issued to individual highway authorities for this purpose during this financial year.

Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when, and why, work on the Rodel-Tarbert Crofter Counties road scheme, in the Isle of Harris, was discontinued; and when it is to be resumed.

Mr. Maclay

Work on the final stage of this scheme began in May, 1956, and was stopped during last winter because of a breakdown of quarry plant. Work began again this spring, and I expect that it will be completed next month.