§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the sums allocated for a special programme of roads in the crofter counties were exhausted.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The final phase of the Crofter Counties Programme, under which the cost of improving certain principal roads in the Highlands and Islands is being borne wholly by the Government, will end in 1974. Thereafter the improvement of all principal roads in the Highlands356W will attract grant at the normal rate of 75 per cent.