Ullapool-Kylesku Ferry Road

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1964.

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Photo of Sir John Macleod Sir John Macleod , Ross and Cromarty 12:00 am, 17th June 1964

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects the series of schemes for the reconstruction of the road from Ullapool to Kylesku Ferry to be completed.

Photo of Mr Michael Noble Mr Michael Noble , Argyll

The reconstruction of the 33 miles from Ullapool to Kylesku Ferry is being carried out by Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland County Councils with 100 per cent. grant under the Crofter Counties Programme. The work will be complete in mid-1965.

Photo of Sir John Macleod Sir John Macleod , Ross and Cromarty

Can my right hon. Friend say how much this will cost, and by whom the cost will be met?

Photo of Mr Michael Noble Mr Michael Noble , Argyll

The likely cost is about £1·6 million. As I have said, it is met under the Crofter Counties Programme, so no part of the cost will fall on the local authorities concerned.