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Roads (Grants)

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in respect of the county and burgh authorities, what was the total of classified road grants requested for the period 1961–62 to 1963–64, inclusive; and what grants have now been authorised by his Department for each authority for each year.

Requests by highway authorities for grants in respect of major improvements to classified roads for the years 1961–62 to 1963–64 amounted to £20·43 million. Because of existing commitments, including those in respect of the Forth Bridge and Clyde Tunnels, and because of the requirements of the continuing Crofter Counties Programme, it has been necessary to restrict the grants to be authorised for ordinary classified road schemes in 1961–62 to about £1·62 million; the 1961–62 authorisations under the Crofter Counties Programme

1960–61, 1959–60, 1958–59 and 1957–58 respectively.

The information is as follows:will be about £1·5 million and will be additional to this sum. The provisional allocation between authorities is shown in the table below, but the figures are liable to adjustment as the highway authorities make formal application for grants in respect of the individual schemes covered by their provisional allocations.I hope to intimate shortly the allocations for 1962–63 and 1963–64.

CountiesAmount
£
Aberdeen38,400
Angus37,500
Argyll18,395
Ayr34,200
Banff16,750
Berwick11,254
Bute11,250
Caithness14,250
Clackmannan1,826
Dumfries12,750
Dunbarton18,750
East Lothian8,740
Fife20,370
Inverness14,900
Kincardine16,365
Kirkcudbright37,290
Lanark111,498
Midlothian45,893
Moray and Nairn16,900
Orkney9,960
Peebles6,375
Perth and Kinross54,750
Renfrew180,000
Ross and Cromarty10,250
Roxburgh35,250
Selkirk3,375
Stirling28,557
Sutherland8,000
West Lothian30,000
Wigtown6,150
Zetland11,160
Total£871,108

Large Burghs

Amount

£
Aberdeen12,210
Airdrie
Arbroath8,000
Ayr7,875
Coatbridge3,000
Clydebank7,500
Dumbarton2,550
Dumfries
Dundee97,583
Dunfermline
Edinburgh65,800
Falkirk4,025
Glasgow155,950
Greenock9,750
Hamilton4,500
Inverness31,500
Kilmarnock11,400
Kirkcaldy
Motherwell42,812
Paisley74,100
Perth
Port Glasgow206,250
Rutherglen8,039
Stirling
Total£752,844