HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc180-1W
21. Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his Department's review of the roads programme. [65848]

Mr. Macdonald

The consultation period on the Government's proposed framework for the appraisal of trunk road investment in Scotland ended on 16 October 1998. The responses have now been analysed and some useful suggestions from respondents incorporated into the appraisal framework. The outcome of the review will be announced as soon as is practicable. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

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