Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Secretary of the Treasury if he is aware that the county of Shetland has been unable to obtain any Grant from the Road Board in respect of improvements urgently demanded to meet the increasing motor traffic; and if he can suggest any method by which some elasticity would be provided to meet the requirements of the poorer counties which are unable to raise the quota now asked by the Road Board?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
No Grant has yet been made by the Road Board to the 1819W county of Shetland. I am unable to suggest any method of giving special treatment in particular cases which would not result in diminishing the funds available for roads in other districts where the requirements are more important and urgent in the general public interest.