A92 (Dundee-Stonehaven)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith , North Angus and Mearns 12:00 am, 9th November 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had regarding his proposal to de-trunk route A92, Dundee to Stonehaven; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock

My right hon. Friend has had objections from the county councils of Angus and Kincardine and town councils of Arbroath, Montrose and Monifieth. Their views will be fully considered before a decision is taken.

Photo of Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith , North Angus and Mearns

Does the hon. Gentleman recognise that the two main Toads to the North-East, the A92 and the A94, serve quite different purposes? Before reaching any final decision about this, will he bear in mind the very good reasons for maintaining both those roads as trunk roads, as this would be in the interests of the best development of the North-East?

Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock

I am sure that my right hon. Friend will want to keep in mind all the factors drawn to his attention, including, of course, the views of both the North-East Consultative Group and of the North-East of Scotland Development Committee.

Photo of Mr Arthur Woodburn Mr Arthur Woodburn , Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire

Would my hon. Friend consider arranging for better directions to be given on how to reach these trunk roads? After leaving the north end of the Forth Bridge, there is no indication of how one gets to the recently-built Tay Bridge.