asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the Spey Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, was closed for traffic on 21st August, 1929: that on 28th August last he received a resolution of the town council of Grantown-on-Spey asking him to issue an order to reopen the bridge for light vehicular traffic; that an application was also made to him by the County Councils of Inverness and Moray for an Order to reopen Spey Bridge to light vehicular traffic; and that on 24tb. October last the Ministry held a public inquiry in Gran- 781W town-on-Spey on the said application; and why his decision has not been made public and communicated to the town council of Grantown-on-Spey, who were represented at the said public inquiry.
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I decided in this case to make an Order in accordance with the application, and my decision was communicated to the County Councils of Moray and Inverness on the 11th February. A formal Order will be issued as soon as possible after the Department has been informed that the necessary warning boards are ready for erection at places to be approved, and, in accordance with the usual practice, copies of the Order will be sent to the County Councils, the Town Council of Grantown-on-Spey, and other interested parties.