§ 64. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the present position with regard to the commencement of work on the reconstruction of the Bridge of Don, Aberdeen; why this work was not started early last autumn; and for what reason the work is now to take 32 months instead of the 24 months as previously indicated.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Work began on 1st May. As the hon. and learned Member knows negotiations preceding the issue of tenders took longer than was expected. The time to build the bridge was estimated at about26W two years and the contract provides that it must be completed in 32 months. If conditions are favourable the contractor may be able to improve on this.