§ Mr. Younger
The timetable for the construction of the Edinburgh city bypass is the responsibility of Lothian regional council. Work on the Sighthill section is under way and I understand that completion is expected in the latter half of 1987. According to the latest information available to my Department the time table for the remaining sections is as follows:
Section Start Completion Burdiehouse mid-1986 early-1989 Gilmerton late-1987 late-1989 Millerhill late-1986 late-1988
Progress of works will depend upon planning and land acquisition procedures, and the availability of resources.
I have at present no proposals to trunk the completed bypass.