§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has received any representations from the Institute of Civil Engineers about infrastructure projects in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Institution of Civil Engineers has provided comments on the consultative paper issued by the Scottish Development Department on the routes south of Edinburgh study. These, and other comments which have been received, are currently being considered and a statement on the results of the consultation exercise will be made in due course.