§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the dates for the commencement and completion of the dualling of the A1 trunk road between Meadowmill and Amisfield.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The construction of a dual carriageway between Tranent and Haddington, including Meadowmill to Amisfield, is the major priority on the Al. Draft orders for this scheme, published on 30 March 1993 were the subject of a public local inquiry in June 1993. Subject to the satisfactory completion of statutory procedures, construction will be considered by the Secretary of State for inclusion within the trunk road programme for 1994–95. A specific date for the start and completion of the scheme cannot, however, be given at this time.