§ 59 and 60. Mrs. Mann
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether he has considered a petition from Mr. H. D. Wilson, Inspector of Fire Services, and officers and men concerning the condition of Coatbridge Fire Station ; what representations were made to his Department; and what action will be taken on these, and when ;
(2) if, in view of the fact that the condition of Coatbridge Fire Station is a menace to safety and health, he will authorise the necessary expenditure so that the new station can now be proceeded with.119W
§ Mr. J. Stuart
I have received a number of representations regarding the condition of Coatbridge Fire Station. While I am in full sympathy with the proposal of the Lanarkshire Fire Brigade Joint Committee to erect a new Fire Station at Coatbridge, it has not so far been possible to authorise them to proceed in view of the continuing need to control capital investment by public authorities. The claims of Coatbridge will be given immediate consideration as soon as possible.