§ Miss Herbison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take to minimise the dangers to pedestrians on that part of the A.80 road at the commencement of Muirhead.
§ Mr. Maclay
Work is in hand to provide a footpath along the south side of the diversion with a ramped descent to Station Road so that pedestrians from the housing estate may cross into Muir-head by the Station Road underbridge. I also understand that Lanark County Council has made arrangements for a patrol to convey a small number of school children who have to cross at the south-western end of the diversion. It is not considered necessary to make any special provision for the small number of other pedestrians who may wish to cross at that point. The County Council is, I understand, considering an extension of the street lighting eastwards from the south-western end of the diversion.