§ Mr. N. McLean
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the unsatisfactory state of progress 107W of county council schemes for crofting townships, access roads and other minor roads eligible for grants under the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act is causing concern to many cofters and farmers in the north; what representations he has received about this matter from county councils and other responsible bodies in the highlands; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclay
I share the general desire to see this word accelerated. All the county councils concerned have submitted schemes for grant-aid and three councils have made special representations on the subject. Further offers of grant will be made as soon as possible.