§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will ensure that the major works announced by his Department on the A82 skirting Loch Lomond will be carried out with sensitivity to the tourist season and that work is programmed to fall outwith the summer months where possible.
§ Mr. Ancram
These improvements consist of seven separate schemes costing in all some £24 million. A great120W deal of work will take place away from the line of the present road. It would not be practicable with an improvement scheme of this magnitude to suspend all work during the tourist season, but every effort will be made to minimise disruption.