§ 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 1278 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.