HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 cc29-30W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what estimate he has made of the increase of traffic on the A7 between Carlisle and Hawick after the M6 motorway reaches Carlisle.

(2) what proposals he has, and in what financial year, for improvements to the A7 trunk road between Hawick and Carlisle; and what their total cost will be.

Mr. Ross

The most recent traffic census figures indicate that this length of road has considerable spare capacity, and expenditure on improving it would not be justified at present. However, I will keep the volume and composition of traffic along it under careful review.