Ayr Road (Dual Carriageway)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th June 1966.

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Photo of Hon. Thomas Galbraith Hon. Thomas Galbraith , Glasgow Hillhead 12:00 am, 15th June 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of dualling the Ayr Road from Eastwood Toll to the end of the 30 m.p.h. limit.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

The total estimated cost of this work to the end of the dual carriageway is about £1,273,000.

Photo of Hon. Thomas Galbraith Hon. Thomas Galbraith , Glasgow Hillhead

That is a very substantial sum of money. In view of the amount of money spent in dualling that road, does not he think that it is time that the speed limit was increased from 30 m.p.h. to 40 m.p.h.?

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

On the question of the cost of the road, the hon. Member had better re-examine the files in the Scottish Office. It may be that he was not unconnected with the Department at the time. In answer to the second part of his supplementary question, I have already given notice of my intention to raise the limit to 40 m.p.h.