§ Mr. Jimmy Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, in the light of the opposition to the proposed M77 extension, he will halt its construction.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
I have been asked to reply.
A public local inquiry into objecting to the A77 Ayr road route proposals was held in Glasgow earlier this year. The reporter has recently submitted part I of his report and I expect the full report to be completed early next year. My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland will decide whether the road improvement should go ahead when he has considered the full report.