§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, as a contribution to easing the unemployment position in the Ayr Employment Exchange area, he will release the necessary £450,000 to make the 290W third stage of the Ayr by-pass dual-carriageway.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The reply I gave the hon. Member on 17th December indicated that this work will not be essential for many years to come, since a single carriageway will meet traffic requirements on this section. It will take its place with appropriate priority in the Scottish programme.—[Vol. 808, c.444.]