§ Sir Hector Monro
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the expenditure on trunk road improvements in each of the last five years in Nithsdale, and Annan and Eskdale district councils, respectively; and what is the forecast expenditure in the next five years, scheme by scheme.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Records of trunk expenditure are not maintained by district and the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following information relates to Dumfries and Galloway region.
Financial Year Expenditure on New Construction and Improvements £ million 1982–83 7.181 1983–84 5.590 1984–85 11.263 1985–86 11.110 1986–87 8.793
Schemes costing over £1 million in progress Forecast Expenditure in next five years £ million A75 Bridge of Dee Diversion 0.355 A75 Annan Bypass 12.870 A75 Ringford Bypass 1.700
Schemes costing over £1 million expected to start in the next five years Total Estimated Cost1 £ million A701 Ae Bridge 1.010 A75 Carrutherstown to Helland 2.150 A75 Castle Douglas Bypass 3.880 A75 Dervaird Loch to Barlae 2.440 A75 Dumfries Bypass 10.350 A75 Dunragit Bypass 2.820 A75 Glenluce Bypass 3.800 A75 Halfway House to Shennanton 2.360 A75 The Glen Improvement 4.700 A76 Carronbridge Bypass 1.280 A76 Kirkconnel and Sanquhar Bypass 6.560 1 Start dates for trunk road schemes are subject to a number of uncertainties, including the satisfactory completion of statutory procedures. No confident estimate can therefore be given for the portion of expenditure on these schemes falling in the period to 31 March 1992, and total scheme costs are given instead.
In addition to the forecast expenditure on major schemes, there will be some expenditure on smaller improvements costing less than £1 million, but the amount cannot be predicted at present.