HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc145-6W
Mr. Maclennan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in which year he intends to authorise the bridging of the Dornoch Firth at the Meikle Ferry.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The first step must be an assessment of the cost and justification of a bridge by comparison with maintaining the present road mileage, and it is too early to forecast when this might most suitably be undertaken.