HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 cc307-8W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the total number of high-rise tower blocks which require strengthening following the Ronan Point disaster; how many are in each local authority area involved; what is the estimated cost to each local authority; and in how many cases it will be necessary to evacuate blocks already occupied.

Mr. Ross

Information has been supplied to me about 162 blocks, at various stages of construction, and located as shown below, in the category which authorities were advised to have appraised. Not all of these will require strengthening. Until the full results of appraisals are known and proposals for any necessary strengthening works have been made to me, I cannot give the other information requested.

Number of Blocks
Aberdeen 4
Airdrie 3
Ayr 3
Barrhead 1
Clydebank 3
Coathridge 4
Cumbernauld New Town 15
Dumbarton 3
Dundee 3
Edinburgh 14
Falkirk 9
Glasgow 58
Greenock 14
Lanark County 12
Motherwell and Wishaw 9
Paisley 2
Port Glasgow 3
Saltcoats 2