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Highlands And Islands (Roadworks)

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in conjunction with his consideration of road equivalent tariffs to the Scottish Islands, he will consider increasing the level of grant assistance available to reconstruct single track and badly aligned principal roads in the Scottish Highlands.

Financial support to the Islands' councils is given through the rate support grant. Exceptional circumstances of the Islands' areas relative to other areas are taken into account in the distribution of that grant.