HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 c19W
4. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the north ford causeway in the Western Isles will be open to vehicular traffic; and if he will state the estimated total cost of the scheme, and the estimated cost in 1951.

Mr. N. Macpherson

The unexpected difficulties which were encountered on some sections of the causeway will result in its completion being deferred to the autumn of this year and in the contract price of £452,000 being substantially exceeded. I cannot yet say by how much. The first rough estimate furnished by the consultants in 1949 was £160,000.

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