HC Deb 12 April 1972 vol 834 c1251
19. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the reasons for the delay in starting the building of the new health centre in Burntisland.

Mr. Monro

I understand that Fife County Council still intends to start building Burntisland health centre before the end of 1972, as planned.

Mr. Gourlay

Is the Minister aware that the impression is abroad in Burntisland that bureaucratic red tape in his Department is causing the delay? Will he sharpen his scissors and see that the building is started soon? There is a belief that the height of the handles on the doors is one reason why his Department will not approve the plans.

Mr. Monro

There has been no delay in my Department over the plans. There naturally has had to be consultation, and the building will go ahead this year as was decided some time ago.