§ 110. Mr. Grimond
asked the Minister of Transport what balance remains of the £750,000 promised for Highland roads; how it will be spent; and what road grants will be available for Orkney and Shetland this year.
§ Mr. Maclay
About £479,000 remains to be spent. In the financial year 1952–53 about £77,000 will be spent on major improvement works already in progress as well as £35,000 for maintenance and minor improvement. I propose to consider again towards the end of the year how soon it will be possible to begin the improvement schemes which remain to be done.
Road grants for maintenance in Orkney and Shetland in the coming financial year will be available to the extent of £24,000 and £47,300 respectively.