§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current anticipated start date for improvement of the A9 Alness-Tain; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
There are two remaining sections to be upgraded on the A9 between Alness and Tain. The sections are between Broomhill and Logie Easter and between Logie Easter and Garrick bridge. The necessary preparatory work and statutory procedures are planned to be completed by September 1991 and September 1993 respectively. Actual start dates for schemes are decided annually for the year ahead, in the light of the relative priority of the competing schemes and of the available financial resources.