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Roads, Lanarkshire

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware that there have been 50 fatal and nearly 1,000 other casualties on the Carlisle․Cumbernauld and Carlisle․Glasgow roads in Lanarkshire since 1950, in regard to which the county council have submitted projects to eliminate accident black spots; if he will state the number of fatal and other road accident casualties since 1950 in the East Kilbride area where, in the same period, he has authorised three times as much road expenditure as on all other trunk and classified roads in the county; and whether he will make a statement.

I know of the accident record and it will be my aim to approve schemes for the elimination of black spots as rapidly as available funds permit. There have been no fatal and 96 non-fatal road accident casualties in East Kilbride since 1950. In reply to the last part of the Question I cannot add to the answer that I gave to my hon. Friend on the 19th February about road expenditure in East Kilbride.