§ Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is at present the mileage of road schemes under construction in Scotland; and how this figure compares with those for the same date, four, eight, and 12 years ago.
§ Mr. Ross
I regret that comprehensive information is not available in respect of unclassified roads or of schemes costing 21W under £100,000 on trunk and classified roads. The figures relating to larger schemes on trunk and classified roads are as follows:—
At end of year Mileage under construction 1956* 27 1958 72 1962 120 1966 158 * Figures for earlier years are not available, as the Secretary of State was not then responsible for roads in Scotland.