§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will estimate the cost of complying with the Atkinsv. Wrekin district council and Department of Transport decision by the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (a) in the current financial year, (b) in future years and (c) for each year between 1984 and 1995; 572W
(2) if men who are or have been aged 60 to 65 years since December 1984 will be able to claim compensation from their local authority as a result of the Atkins v. Wrekin district council and Department of Transport case considered by the European Court. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The European Court of Justice has not yet given its judgment in the Atkins case. It is not appropriate to speculate as to the implications of the outcome.