By-Pass Road, Musselburgh

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Eustace Willis Mr Eustace Willis , Edinburgh East 12:00 am, 15th November 1960

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received concerning the provision of a by-pass for Musselburgh; and what reply he has made.

Photo of Mr Richard Brooman-White Mr Richard Brooman-White , Rutherglen

A request has been received from Musselburgh Town Council to proceed immediately with the construction of a by-pass of the town, but I cannot at present forecast when it will be possible to fit this scheme into the roads programme.

Photo of Mr Eustace Willis Mr Eustace Willis , Edinburgh East

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that at times it is almost impossible to cross this road in Mussel-burgh? Does he not think that the Government should proceed with this scheme with a great deal more urgency than they are showing at present? Does he not think that Government expenditure on roads in Scotland for next year should be increased, and not left at the same level as this year?

Photo of Mr Richard Brooman-White Mr Richard Brooman-White , Rutherglen

What we do think is that it would be right to wait for the county development plan to be approved before considering the detail of this proposal.