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Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 28th January 2002.

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Photo of Baroness Scott of Needham Market Baroness Scott of Needham Market Liberal Democrat 2:45 pm, 28th January 2002

My Lords, were my noble friend Lord Mar and Kellie in his place, he would, I am sure, welcome the restoration of the historic links between Scotland and the rest of Europe. It is precisely the substantial reduction in lorry miles which makes the awarding of a freight grant such an important part of transport strategy in that part of the country. Do the Government have any plans to be similarly generous to, for example, the Argyll to Antrim route, which is currently a reserved matter?