§ Mr. Norman Hogg
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his preferred line of route for the M80 between Staffs and Haggs.157W
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 11 May 1992]: Consultation with Strathclyde regional council is being arranged for early next month, when a formal presentation to elected members and officials will outline the recommendations and conclusions of the feasibility study. A presentation to the district councils will follow soon afterwards. The comments and impact received will then be considered and amendments made where possible, prior to official publication of the line. This procedure should allow any conflict of interest to be addressed and discussed fully, and lead to early agreement on the recommended route and access arrangements. The present aim is to publish the preferred line later this year.