§ Mr. Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress in the handling of the claim of Miss Gail Sutherland, Rosshire about which he last wrote to the hon. Member for Ross, Cromarty and Skye on 5 January; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Since I last wrote to the hon. Member regarding Miss Gail Sutherland's damages claim, the Office of the Solicitor for the Secretary of State has been pursuing the information required to enable an assessment of liability to be made. The claimant will be advised of the decision shortly and, indeed, as soon as possible.