§ Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation for an assurance that any expenditure approved for improving the Forth Ferry Service or constructing a Forth road bridge will not be incurred at the cost of delaying work on county road improvement schemes submitted to him from many parts of Scotland including the county of Lanark.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The hon. Member can be assured that before selecting schemes of road improvement for expenditure from the Road Fund I will continue to give the most careful consideration on their merits to other competing claims. Improvement of the Forth Ferry would be paid for by the British Transport Commission and would not affect progress with county road improvement schemes.