HC Deb 15 March 1955 vol 538 c1120
33. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is hoped the three-classroom school at Cardross, on which work started in April, 1953, will be completed.

Mr. J. Stuart

I understand that the instalment of this school that is now being built will be completed in June of this year.

Mr. Steele

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I have a report on a luxury hotel built in Bond Street, with 219 bedrooms each with a bath and shower, and with many luxurious and magnificent public rooms, all built in 21 months? Why is it that under the direction of his Department it has taken more than two years to build a small three-roomed school in the village of Cardross? Is this an indication of what priority means under the Tory Government?

Mr. Stuart

It is proof of the fact that American dollars do not build Scottish schools.