§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to publish a White Paper on Scottish roads.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 30 June 1989]: I refer the hon. Member to the major statement made by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State on 18 May in which he announced a substantial increase in funds for the trunk road programme. In that statement the Secretary of State indicated his trunk road priorities and referred to a planned consultation paper on the "routes south of Edinburgh" study, and a major review of the trunk and principal road network. The outcome of these consultations may form the basis of a policy document or White Paper in due course.