§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has, and in what financial years, for improving the A72 trunk road from Galashiels to Glasgow, as recommended in the Johnson-Marshall Plan for the Borders; and what their cost will be.
§ Mr. Ross
As a principal road A72 is the responsibility of the highway authorities, the county councils of Selkirk, Peebles and Lanark, through whose areas it runs. In the current financial year I have allocated grant for improvements on this road estimated to cost £27,000; and I am considering proposals estimated to cost £153,000 for the years 1969–71.