HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 cc691-2W
Mr. Monro

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of prosecutions for exceeding the speed limit on the A74 in 1976 and 1977, respectively; and how many were breaches by private cars and how many by commercial vehicles.

Mr. Harry Ewing

The numbers of prosecutions are not easily ascertainble, but the numbers of cases reported by the police to the procurator fiscal are as shown below:

Total Private cars Commercial vehicles
1976 669 357 312
1977 497 151 346

Further work on providing hard margins during this period is planned but the actual lengths have not been decided. No improvement work on the M74 is planned for the period in question, although, as already announced, work on upgrading two sections of the A74 to motorway standard is expected to start in the next three years.