§ 24. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last travelled officially by car from Berwick-on-Tweed to Edinburgh by the A.1 road.
§ Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman when he will find time to visit this important part of Scotland? Would he be good enough, when he does so, to allow the hon. Member for Berwick and East Lothian to accompany him on the journey so that I may not only show him the good work which has been done in the last 12 years but also point out to him much work which still requires to be done, in particular on the stretch of road at the Dunbar bypass?
§ Mr. Ross
I suspected that that was coming up. The right hon. Gentleman has undertaken two tasks, to show me what has been done and to show me what needs to be done. I feel sure that the second will take much longer than the first. I hope that I may be able to fit in some official engagement which will allow me to go to that part of Scotland, and I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that I shall treat him in the same way as 1180 I have treated all other Members of Parliament whose areas I have been to: I welcome their company during my visits.