§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the latest dates when he expects statutory procedures to begin on the bypasses for Mauchline and New Cumnock on the A76 and Maybole and Girvan on the A77.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The road orders for the A76 New Cumnock bypass have been made and the draft compulsory purchase order was published in April 1989 and there is one objection still outstanding. It is intended to publish draft road orders for the A76 Mauchline bypass during this financial year. The options for the A77 Maybole and Girvan schemes are currently the subject of detailed investigation and no date has yet been set for the publication of draft orders.