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Road Programme

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his new roads programme includes improvements to the A.1 road between Edinburgh and Berwick-on-Tweed and, in particular, whether by-pass roads at Dunbar and Tranent are included.

My right hon. Friend hopes to include in the road programme up to 1970 not only the Renton diversion scheme, which has been deferred under the Government's economy measures, but also a series of improvements to the Dunbar by-pass. He cannot, however, fit into that programme up to 1970 the bypass of Tranent.