§ Mr. Norman Hogg
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans for the construction of a new road between Cumbernauld and Kilsyth; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. and learned Friend has no such plans. The present road between Cumbernauld and Kilsyth is the responsibility of194W Strathclyde regional council but the minor local realignments to it which will be required because of the proposed M80 Stepps-Haggs trunk motorway cutting across it will be financed in due course from the trunk road programme.