§ 23. Mr. Allan Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his proposed timetable for any public inquiries concerning the line of the Ayr road route.
§ Mr. Rifkind
I am not yet in a position to say whether, or when, a public inquiry into the proposed line of the Ayr road route will be necessary. This will depend on the nature and substance of objections received and whether or not they can be resolved by negotiation.