Ayr Bypass

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17 November 1965.

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Photo of Mr George Younger Mr George Younger , Ayr 12:00, 17 November 1965

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects work to start on the final stage of the Ayr bypass.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

I regret that it has not been possible to find a place for this scheme in our trunk road programme up to 1970.

Photo of Mr George Younger Mr George Younger , Ayr

Does the right hon. Gentleman not recall his own promise a little more than a year ago that a Labour Government would complete this bypass? Does he not agree that there is great danger to people past whose houses traffic is now flowing? Will he please look again at the programme to see whether he can bring it forward?

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

I still hope that a Labour Government will complete this programme. I remind the hon. Member that he was so proud of the priority given to this project that he put it in his election address.