§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will approach the EEC regional fund to secure finance to upgrade the A7 trunk road between Hawick and the M6 at Carlisle.
§ Mr. Gregor MacKenzie
Improvement schemes on trunk roads which might be considered for aid from the regional development fund are drawn from the trunk road programme. Two improvement schemes are planned on the A7 between Hawick and the border with England.