§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects work(a) to commence and (b) to be completed on the M74 between Fullarton and the south side of the Kingston bridge at the M8; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The question of any extension to the M74 in Glasgow is at present a matter for Strathclyde regional council. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State recently issued a consultation document on proposals for trunking certain routes, including the proposed M74 within Glasgow, but no decisions have yet been taken.