§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions his officials have had with Edinburgh Corporation about implementing the transportation plan recommended by outside consultants; and what account was taken of the Government's policy towards public transport as outlined in Commnad Paper No. 5366.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
My Department is keeping in touch with Edinburgh Corporation during the corporation's consideration of the consultants' recommendations, but as the corporation has not yet reached conclusions implementation has not yet been discussed. Command Paper No. 5366 was published after the final report of the Edinburgh296W study, but Edinburgh Corporation will no doubt take it into account in reaching their conclusions.