§ Mr. Andrew Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when the flyover improvements at Stracathro hospital junction will be commenced; what further obstacles remain to be overcome; and what further approvals are required before the project can commence.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The economic appraisal of the scheme is currently under consideration. Once this has been completed the Scottish Development Department should be in a position to publish the draft statutory orders for the scheme. As with all trunk road projects, start dates are subject to the satisfactory completion of statutory procedures and the availability of finance.