HC Deb 14 June 1904 vol 136 cc22-3

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the fact that plans and specifications were lodged by the County Council of Ayrshire with the Secretary for Scotland, in 1902, for the purpose of providing improved Sheriff Court House accommodation, in terms of the Ayr County Buildings Order of 1901, and that the existing Court House accommodation has since been condemned by the sanitary authorities and by His Majesty's Board of Works, he will state what steps he proposes to take with the view of compelling the county council to provide adequate Sheriff Court House accommodation in the county buildings at Ayr.


The rectification of defective sanitary arrangements is already proceeding. As regards general improvement of the Sheriff Court House accommodation the statutory re-pesentation in terms of Section 3 of the Sheriff Court House (Scotland) Act, 1860, without which no action could be taken, was lodged in my office on the 11th instant. I shall do everything in my power to hasten subsequent procedure.