§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current state of work at the old Royal high school in Edinburgh; when he expects it to be fully ready for use; and whether he will arrange for meetings of the Scottish Grand Committee, other appropriate Scottish business and meetings of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, if requested, to take place in the old Royal high school.
§ Mr. Younger
Work in the interior of the former Royal high school buildings232W has now ceased. Some external works are being completed. Provided that no further adaptation is required, the buildings would be ready for use as soon as appropriate additional furniture were installed. Decisions about future use of the buildings will be taken in the light of the outcome of the proposed inter-party talks about the government of Scotland.