§ 15. Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on future plans for upgrading the A96 and the A92. 
§ Mr. Chisholm
As I made clear to the hon. Gentleman at the Scottish Grand Committee last week, the current construction work on the Blackburn and Kintore Bypasses on the A96 will provide a further 10km of new dual carriageway by autumn 1998.
Work on minor improvement schemes, and on measures to promote safety on the A90, formerly the A92, will continue. No further procedural work will be carried out on the major scheme to dual the A90 between Balmedie and Tipperty until the conclusions of the strategic roads review are known.