HC Deb 17 May 1960 vol 623 cc108-9W
71. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has given to the local authorities in Scotland setting out his long term proposals for trunk roads and the list of projects under construction now and contemplated during the next five to 10 years.

Mr. Maclay

The list of major projects under construction now is to be found in the Appendices to the Roads etc. Scotland Estimate for 1960–61.

As regards future projects, it is not my intention to announce lists of them five or ten years before work on them can begin. The local authorities concerned have been advised of the major trunk road schemes which will be considered for inclusion within the current four-year programme ending in March, 1962, and the preparation of these is proceeding satisfactorily, and I shall, of course, discuss schemes with them when our programme for the ensuing period is announced.

I have already announced, in reply to a Question by the hop. Lady the Member for Renfrew, East (Miss Harvie Anderson) on the 17th December last, my plans for the progressive reconstruction of the Glasgow-Carlisle road, A.74; some of the schemes concerned will be put in hand after the end of the current programme.

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