§ Mr. J. Taylor
asked the Minister of Transport if he has agreed to the consultation requested by the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board and the Scottish local authority associations; and if he will invite hon. Members representing constituencies in the Lothians and Fife to be present at this consultation.
My right hon. Friend has agreed to this discussion and is inviting some representative hon. Members to be present. I must make it clear, however, that we see no prospect of authorising the construction of so expensive a bridge for some years.