§ Mr. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will appoint a small committee of conservation experts to advise him on ways in 321W which buildings of historic or architectural value on the south side of Edinburgh can be preserved for residential purposes and be defended against inappropriate property development.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Conservation and development control in Edinburgh are primarily matters for the corporation. I am concerned with listed buildings of special architectural or historic interest, and in relation to them I already have the benefit of expert advice.