asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects work to start on the final stage of the Ayr bypass.
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. William Ross)
I regret that it has not been possible to find a place for this scheme in our trunk road programme up to 1970.
Does the right hon. Gentleman not recall his own promise a little more than a year ago that a Labour Government would complete this bypass? Does he not agree that there is great danger to people past whose houses traffic is now flowing? Will he please look again at the programme to see whether he can bring it forward?
I still hope that a Labour Government will complete this programme. I remind the hon. Member that he was so proud of the priority given to this project that he put it in his election address.