Date lodged: 28 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the initial projected cost of the Forth Replacement Crossing project was an overestimate.
Answered by: Keith Brown 9 March 2017
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-07593 on 9 March 2017. The development and breakdown of the initial projected cost of the Forth Replacement Crossing project was detailed in the Financial Memorandum to the Forth Crossing Bill dated 16 November 2009. This was subjected to detailed scrutiny by both the Parliament and the Forth Crossing Bill Committee and resulted in the Bill being passed in December 2010 by 108 votes to 3.
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