§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further approaches have been made to him recently concerning the designation of the roads approaching the Forth Road Bridge as trunk roads; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what reply he has sent to the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board to their representations regarding the approach roads to the Forth road bridge.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I have received no representations on this subject from the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board since in August, 1970, it proposed to me that the approach roads to the Forth Bridge should be trunk roads, and that their cost should be excluded from the sum recoverable from tolls. I then replied that I saw no justification for reopening the questions of the classification of these roads, and of financial liability for their cost. I am still of that view.