HC Deb 05 April 1967 vol 744 c227
24. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to announce his decision on the Inner Ring Road proposal as contained in Edinburgh Corporation's Quinquennial Review.

Dr. Dickson Mabon

After my right hon. Friend has received and had time to consider the report of the public inquiry which is still going on.

Earl of Dalkeith

Can the hon. Gentleman still give no indication of when that may be? Does he realise that great financial hardship is suffered by many citizens so long as uncertainty is prolonged?

Dr. Mabon

I think that is true, but even though the hon. Member himself has had time to attend the inquiry, we must wait for others who wish to attend and the reporter is the best person to decide when Part II of the inquiry should come to an end. The Secretary of State has no control over this matter and it would be wrong to express a view on it.