Road Communications, Hebrides.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 6th March 1934.

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Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that when applications are sent in for the construction of township roads the Department of Agriculture, as a rule, leaves the initiative with the county council who generally take the view that the responsibility for constructing township roads lies with the Department of Agriculture who created the settlements; is he also aware that the almost invariable reply of the Department of Agriculture when definitely asked to construct such roads is "no funds available"; and will the right hon. Gentleman, therefore, get the money by pressing the Treasury for grants?