§ Mr. Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest estimate of the cost to public funds of the proposed Skye bridge and its approaches.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 11 January 1993]: The estimate of the cost to public funds of the Skye bridge and its approaches up to the end of 1995 is £7.75 million at June 1988 prices, the price base on which tenders were received. The estimate includes the costs of the approach roads, incorporating changes as a result of the public local inquiry held in January and February last year, and consultants' fees.