asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether the Government will see that the proper authorities complete the South Loch Erisort road, which has been left unfinished for a distance of two-and-a-half miles, and which passes through a school area, where the majority of the children have found it impossible this winter to attend school owing to the dangerous condition of the existing footpath?
My No ole Friend understands that the local road authority cannot afford to construct the extension of the road to Garyvard, and he is unable to offer a grant out of any public moneys for the expenditure of which he is responsible. Representations have been made that occasionally the condition of the footpath is such that children at Garyvard cannot attend the school at Kershader. Inquiries are being made on this point. The footpath appears to be one of the public ways which the Parish Council have statutory power to repair.