§ 36. Mr. Speir
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will be in a position to issue guidance to county councils regarding the promotion of road improvement schemes under the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955.
I do appreciate that point very clearly indeed. Unfortunately, the restrictions on capital development which have become necessary will inevitably mean a postponement of the starting of these schemes. But I am anxious that local authorities should put forward their applications to us; we will approve them in principle, where we can, so that there will be the minimum delay when we are able to approve the starting dates.