§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is yet in a position to determine the length of time necessary to deal with the objections which have been lodged to the revised trunk road orders on the A1 Tower to Dunglass diversion.
§ Mr. Ancram
Ninety-seven objections have been received to the draft trunk road orders and are being considered. I cannot estimate how long they will take to resolve. It may be necessary to hold a public local inquiry later this year.