§ 20. Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his role in respect of the safety and maintenance of the Forth Bridge. 
§ Mr. Wilson
My right hon. Friend takes an active interest in the safety and maintenance of the Forth Bridge but it is primarily for the Rail Regulator to ensure that Railtrack complies with its obligations under the Railways (Safety Cases) Regulations 1994 and other legal obligations in relation to the safety of the bridge and its operation.