§ Mr. William Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the inadequate accommodation of the present Glasgow Sheriff Court's buildings; when construction of the new buildings is to be started; and if provision will be made in the design and construction to assist the disabled.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Approval has been given for a new sheriff court house in Glasgow. The responsibility for planning rests with the Glasgow Court House Commissioners who have yet to submit their plans and specifications to me. I understand that the need to alter the plans, in order to retain part of a statutorily listed building which forms part of the site, is now being examined by the Commissioners. The needs of the disabled will be taken into account in the design and construction of the new building.