§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will ask the Scottish Development Department to carry out a study into the feasibility of a street lighting scheme being installed on the trunk road on both approaches to Ashkirk; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Younger
It is not my Department's general policy to provide lighting on trunk roads in rural areas. However, I have asked the Department's road engineers to examine the need for a road lighting scheme on the A7 at Ashkirk and I shall write further to the right hon. Member when I have their report.