HC Deb 14 December 1994 vol 251 cc715-6W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to award the contract for dualling the Al road between Meadowmill and Amisfield; what are the expected dates for the start of work and completion; and if he will make a further statement on his plans for dualling the A 1 from Amisfield to Dunbar and for further improvements between Dunbar and the English border.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Tenders for the dualling of the Al from the Bankton roundabout to east of Haddington are currently due to be submitted on 23 December. Subject to the receipt of a satisfactory tender, a contract will be awarded early next year to allow a work start in the early spring. The construction of the new road is expected to take up to two years. Draft proposals for the extension of the dualling to Dunbar have now been published. A number of comments and objections have been received and are currently being considered. South of Dunbar, improvement schemes shall be brought forward for construction as resources and other priorities allow. The statutory procedures for three schemes are now very near completion and they will be well placed for consideration next year.