HC Deb 22 July 1965 vol 716 cc265-6W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the South Glendale road scheme in the isle of South Uist; what is the estimated cost; and what is the estimated date of completion.

1938–39 1964–65 In terms of
Actual 1939 value of the £.
Average rate poundage (including domestic water rate) 11s. 3d. £1 1s. 8d. 7s. 1d.
Average rate payment (excluding domestic water rate) per domestic subject £9 10s. 0d. £34 2s. 0d. £11 1s. 8d.

Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland have announced their rate figures for 1965–66; how many of these have announced increases greater than 4 per cent.; and what is the highest percentage increase and the highest percentage reduction.

Mr. Ross

My present information is that 38 authorities have announced their rate poundages, of these 24 have increased by more than 4 per cent. The largest percentage increase is 27.8 and the largest percentage decrease is 9.5.

Island Type of Scheme Proposal submitted
Harris Major reconstruction A.859, Tarbert-Rodel; Luskentyre-Seilabost
Minor reconstruction A.859, Tarbert-Rodel; Aline-Ceann-an-Ora
B.887, Cliasmol-Langavat
North Uist New road Grimsay township road (3rd phase)
South Uist New roads South Glendale township road
Road to serve Bornish township

I have no detailed information about the Council's proposals for the financial year 1966–67, except that it intends to continue the improvement of the Tarbert-Rodel road.

Mr. Ross

This scheme has been fully prepared, and I have just approved the placing of a contract by Inverness County Council for it at a cost of £55,731. The work should take about a year to complete.

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