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Dumfries Roads (Repair)

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether applications from the burgh of Dumfries for grants for the urgent works upon the three roads Brooms Road, Linfield Road, and Moffat Road have yet been dealt with, in view of the fact that the burgh surveyor has on three occasions since July last made appeals in the matter, and received no reply?

These three applications have been the subject of discussion between the representatives of the Ministry of Transport at Edinburgh and the Burgh Surveyor. The proposals relate to the re-paving of three roads which are not classified either as Class 1 or Class 2. Works of this nature are not regarded as suitable for the relief of unemployment, as they provide very little scope for the employment of unskilled men. It is doubtful whether, having regard to the merits of the case, it will be found possible to give assistance from the Road Fund.