HC Deb 17 July 1991 vol 195 c196W
20. Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he will take to improve roads in crofting areas.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Most roads in crofting areas are local roads and are the responsibility of the regional and islands councils, which are the local roads authorities. The improvement of such roads, therefore, is a matter for the councils concerned. Recent major improvements to the trunk road network have greatly benefited the crofting areas by providing improved access.

37. Mr. Cran

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been spent in Scotland since 1979 on road building and improvements.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Since 1979 to the end of the financial year 1990–91 a total of £2,430 million has been spent on new road construction and improvements in Scotland; £1,060 million on motorways and trunk roads and £1,370 million on local roads.

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