§ Sir Hector Monro
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many stretches and of what length, respectively, of the A74/M74 had one or more lanes restricted on 5 June on account of road repairs or improvements; and if he is satisfied there is adequate coordination over lane closures so as not to put drivers to inconvenience.
§ Mr. Younger
On 5 June, five stretches of the A74/M74 in Scotland had lane restrictions over 2.5 miles, 3.2 miles, 1.5 miles, 2.5 miles and 1.5 miles, respectively, due to road maintenance and improvement works. Considerable care is taken in planning these works and I am satisfied that every effort is made to reduce the inconvenience to drivers.