Commenting on today’s report by the Independent Budget Review a FoES
spokesperson said:

“This review adds further weight to the argument that the time has
come for the Government to look once again at spending £2 billion on a
second Forth Road Bridge.

“As the report recognises we must focus on maintaining our existing
assets rather than squandering money on unnecessary developments.  All
the evidence suggests the existing Forth road crossing can be
maintained so it would be madness to build a second bridge.

“£2 billion would be far better spent protecting public sector jobs,
maintaining concessionary public transport fares and tackling climate