HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 cc285-6W
45. Mr. Hayward

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many miles of new motorway, dual-carriageway and other trunk roads have been completed in Scotland since 1979; at what cost; and if he will give details of other road projects in the pipeline.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

One hundred and two schemes, each costing over £1 million, have been completed since May 1979. These have provided 282 miles of new trunk road, comprising 24 miles of new motorway, 108 miles of dual carriageway and 150 miles of single carriageway. So far as details of future road projects are concerned I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker) on 15 May 1989, c.31–37.

75. Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what further expenditure is planned on primary roads in south east Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Future spending on trunk primary roads in south-east scotland will depend on the decisions to be taken following the recent consultation on the routes south of Edinburgh study. The position within the trunk road programme of any scheme proposals that result from these decisions will then have to be considered in the light of the resources likely to be available and the competing priorities of projects already in the programme.

Priorities for expenditure on non-trunk primary roads are a matter for the relevant local roads authorities in the context of their tansport policies and programmes and available capital allocations.