Erskine Bridge

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 Norman Wylie Mr Norman Wylie , Edinburgh Pentlands 12:00, 17 November 1965

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a state ment on the progress of the Erskine Bridge project and the probable starting date.

Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock

Dunbarton and Renfrew County Councils have agreed with my right hon. Friend's proposal that the bridge should be built as a trunk road project; and our intention is that work should start in the financial year 1967-68. My Department is now taking over the preparatory work from the joint committee formed by the two councils.

Photo of Mr Norman Wylie Mr Norman Wylie , Edinburgh Pentlands

Is the hon. Member aware of the importance of this project to the whole trunk road problem in Renfrewshire and that it is a matter in which the people of Renfrewshire have a very great interest?

Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock

My constituents are thoroughly overjoyed.