§ Sir C. Thornton-Kemsley
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that Stirling Town Council recently granted planning permission for a large new office block without giving the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland an opportunity to see and comment on the plans, despite a request from the Commission that they should do so; and what action he proposes to ensure that similar requests are complied with in future.
§ Mr. Noble
I am aware of the circumstances and deplore the lack of co-operation by the town council. I have asked the Commission to let me268W know of any other case where a local planning authority does not comply with such a request so that I may consider whether a direction would be appropriate.