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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04943: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry will complete its work.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 30 November 2016

The Edinburgh Tram Inquiry is independent of Scottish Government.

Lord Hardie and his team are determined to conduct a thorough and wide-ranging investigation into the reasons behind the Edinburgh Tram Project delays and cost escalations and to deliver a report and recommendations to ensure lessons are learned for future major infrastructure projects.

It will take as long as is necessary to get the answers the public wants in relation to the issues surrounding the Edinburgh Trams Project. However, to date, good progress has been made including identifying, retrieving and reviewing more than six million documents and the ongoing gathering of statements from witnesses of interest.