§ Commander Donaldson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that for some years proposals have been made for the improvement of trunk road A.7 at Howdenburn and Wilton Hill, and at The Dunk, to the north and south of Hawick, Roxburghshire: and what proposals he now has for eliminating the existing dangers, which have resulted in serious accidents in recent weeks, one of which was fatal.
§ Mr. Noble
In 1958 a scheme was prepared for improving the northern approach to Hawick on A.7 at a cost then estimated at £120,000 but I am not aware of any proposal for the southern approach at the "Dunk".
A.7 carries relatively light traffic and I have not been able to give priority to any large schemes on it. I am, however, considering whether some less expensive improvement is possible.