§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish details of the proposed grants to be allocated to Lanark County Council, for classified road improvement schemes, during the years 1961–62, 1962–63 and 1963–64; and if he will publish details of each scheme.
§ Mr. Maclay
The allocations which I have notified to the county council, after consultation between its officials and mine, are £111,050 in grant for 1961–62, £163,500 for 1962–63 and £169,950 for 1963–64. These allocations are, of course, provisional and subject to the necessary moneys being voted by Parliament.
The schemes to be chosen in 1962–63 and 1963–64 are still subject to review but those on which grant has been authorised in the current year are as follows:
LANARK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHEMES OF MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS OF CLASSIFIED ROADS AUTHORISED IN 1961–62 Route Scheme Estimated Total Cost £ B.757 Improvement at Station Road, Muirhead 24,600 B.804 Improvement at Gartliston Farm 28,000 B.7016 Improvement at Eastshields Bridge 14,910 Class III Improvement of railway bridge, Shotts Station 18,187 Class III Widening of Class III road between Lesmahagow and Kirkmuirhill 24,500 Class III Railway bridge No. 26, Bothwellhaugh Highway 17,000 Various other schemes each costing less than £10,000 68,645 £195,842