§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give 308W 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