§ 37. Mr. Harry Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the proposal to construct a further road bridge over the River Forth.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
I have already met Fife regional council and most recently with Lothian regional council to discuss with them the various transportation issues concerning future travel requirements west of Edinburgh and across the Forth estuary in Fife. I now propose to prepare a consultation document which will set out the options for measures to meet the growing traffic demands in this area which I hope to be in a position to issue in early spring.