§ Mr. N. McLean
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about his trunk road plans for the next five years.
LIST OF TRUNK ROAD MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN SCOTLAND COSTING OVER £500,000 SELECTED FOR AUTHORISATION BY MID 1967 Period Road Scheme Nature of construction Mileage Mid 1961 to Mid 1962. A.74 Glasgow-Gretna (1) South of Millbank-Duneaton Dual carriageway. 5.7 (2) Telford Bridge-County Boundary—Part 1. Dual carriageway. 4.72 (3) Lockerbie diversion Dual carriageway. 2.25 A.8 Edinburgh-Glasgow. (4) Baillieston-West of Newhouse. Dual carriageway. 6.00 A.80 Glasgow-Stirling. (5) West of Cumbernauld-Castlecary. Dual carriageway. 2.65 Mid 1962 to Mid 1964. A.74 Glasgow-Gretna (6) Hamilton Bypass—South terminal to A.723. Motorway 8.5 (7) Hamilton Bypass—A.723 to junction with A.74. Motorway 6.34 (8) Telford Bridge-County Boundary—Part 2. Dual carriageway. 2.2 (9) Ecclefechan-Kirkpatrick Fleming. Dual carriageway. 5.5 (10) Kirkpatrick Fleming-Gretna. Dual carriageway. 5.6 A.8 Edinburgh-Glasgow. (11) Harthill Bypass Motorway 4.9 A.73 Abington-Airdrie. (12) Diversion South of Cumbernauld. Dual carriageway. 2.87 A.876 Dennyloanhead-Kincardine. (13) Bonnybridge and Larbert Diversion. Dual carriageway. 3.8 A.9 Edinburgh-Stirling. (14) Polmont and Falkirk Bypass to Beancross. Motorway 2.48 Mid 1964 to Mid 1967. A.74 Glasgow-Gretna (15) County Boundary-Beattock. Dual carriageway. 6.0 A.74/A.80 New Link (16) Maryville-Mollinsburn Motorway 6.3 A.8 Edinburgh-Glasgow. (17) West of Newhouse-West of Harthill. Motorway 6.2 (18) East of Harthill-Dechmont Probably Motorway. 7.8 A.8 Glasgow-Port Glasgow. (19) Renfrew Bypass bridge over White Cart. Dual carriageway. 6.2 A.9 Edinburgh-Stirling. (20) Polmont and Falkirk Bypass, Beancross to Bells-dyke Road. Motorway 3.32 A.90 Inverkeithing-Perth. (21) Cowdenbeath Bypass Dual carriageway. 7.37 (22) Kinross and Milnathort Bypass. Dual carriageway. 4.1 A.87 Invergarry-Kyle (23) Cluanie Inn, westwards 18 feet single carriageway. 10.0 NOTES: 1. No final decision as to the nature of construction on schemes (17) and (18) on A.8. has yet been taken. 2. Scheme (19)—Renfrew Bypass—is subject to a decision yet to be taken as to its feasibility.
§ Mr. Maclay
The table below sets out the major trunk road improvement schemes which, subject to the provision of funds by Parliament, have been selected to be authorised in the three periods:
- (a) mid-1961 to mid-1962.
- (b) mid-1962 to mid-1964.
- (c) mid-1964 to mid-1967.