§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the timetable for the construction of the Creagan bridge, what are the financial resources involved; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Chisholm
Preparation of this scheme is well underway to permit a construction start in February 1998, subject to finance being available. Construction is estimated to take 18 months and the estimated scheme costs are £6.3 million, including VAT.