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Roads (Oil Traffic)

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what criteria govern the designation of trunk roads in Scotland as oil roads; and what preference is given to their improvement.

To qualify as oil-related, a trunk road must serve an oil development area and its traffic directly, and proposed improvements on such a road have to enable the road to serve this purpose. Oil-related schemes currently carry the highest priority within the Scottish roads programme.