§ 28. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representation he has received regarding the postponement of the Thornton bypass in Fife; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Millan
My right hon. Friend has received representations from my hon. Friend the Member for Fife, Central (Mr. Hamilton) and from Fife County Council148W that the Thornton bypass should be allowed to go ahead immediately. He has explained that this is not possible because of the current restrictions on public expenditure but that the scheme will be started as soon as funds can be made available.