§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information his Department has received about delays in the completion of houses in Copland Road, Merryland Street and Govan Road, Glasgow, by agents of the Scottish Special Housing Association; what effect this will have on the housing programmme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rifkind
I am aware that this contract has been delayed. I am satisfied that all reasonable steps are being taken by the SSHA to press the contractor for early completion. Nevertheless, there is likely to be a delay of about two years in the completion date.