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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01886: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is regarding building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 March 2018

There have been various ideas for bridges or tunnels between Scotland and Northern Ireland over the years although to date there has been no robust assessment of the costs or benefits of such proposals. It is clear that the delivery of any fixed link would be complex and present significant challenges and we are at the very early stages of thinking on our approach. With this in mind I have instructed Transport Scotland officials to initiate discussions around exploring the potential of improving the vital connections between our two islands.