HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 c30W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in what financial year he plans to include provision for improvements to the A698 road between Hawick and the A68; and what the estimated cost of these will be.

Mr. Ross

The improvement of A698 is primarily the responsibility of Roxburgh County Council as the highway authority. I have no proposal before me relating to the section west of the junction with A68, but I expect to approve later this year a £110,000 scheme at Jedfoot Bridge just east of the junction.