M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvements Project: EIR release

You asked for the following information:

"Keith Brown in advance of £1b roadworks at M73/M74/M8 in 2016 said that the works would ‘shave around 20 minutes off the journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow.’

"Did Mr Brown make this claim or similar claims In parliament, or in committee, or elsewhere when speaking on behalf of the government, or in his capacity?

"It was confirmed, following our request for clarification on 1 September 2020, that you are requesting information for occasions when Keith Brown MSP in his capacity as Cabinet Secretary during 2016 said that the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements would ‘shave around 20 minutes off the journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow’ either in the Scottish Parliament, while attending a Parliamentary Committee or publicly."

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Published Date 10 Nov 2020 Subject Projects Mode of transport