§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his timetable for responding to the engineers' report alleging danger in certain traffic conditions on the Forth Road Bridge; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Ancram
The Forth Road Bridge Joint Board has full statutory responsibility for the operation of the Bridge. It is the Board's responsibility to secure its own professional advice on the integrity of the structure and to determine the action to be taken in the light of that advice.