HC Deb 02 December 1970 vol 807 cc1277-8
29. Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the implementation of his Department's direction and instructions about the standards of local authority house building; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I have no reason to believe that local authorities are failing in their responsibility to see that standards are observed.

Mr. Clark Hutchison

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that sufficient numbers of clerks of works are being employed, because it seems to me that some rather dicey-looking buildings are being erected?

Mr. Campbell

I shall certainly take into account what my hon. Friend has said, but this is a matter for local authorities. My officials frequently visit local authority schemes and they would raise with the local authorities any evidence of bad workmanship or construction.