§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the timing of proposed works to the A1 road at Pencraig hill in East Lothian.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 25 July 1990]: A report has been received from Lothian regional council which considers the provision of crawler lanes on a short section of dual carriageway at Pencraig hill to prevent the build-up of "platoons" of traffic behind slow-moving vehicles at this location. The scheme will now be reviewed by the new A1 steering group which is required to identify a programme of overtaking opportunity schemes between Edinburgh and Morpeth. In the first instance, the group will require to identify five overtaking opportunity schemes by next spring for early implementation, and Pencraig hill will be considered in this context.