§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his proposals for road improvements between Cutty Sark bridge and Newhouse in the Strathclyde region.
§ Mr. Lang
The line orders and compulsory purchase order for the section of the M8 motorway between Baillieston, to the west of Cutty Sark bridge, and Newhouse were published in November 1993 and May 1994 respectively. These proposals are being taken forward in phases and, subject to the satisfactory completion of statutory procedures and the availability of 545W finance, it is provisionally planned that the first of these between Drumpark junction and Chapelhall will start between April 1995 and March 1997.