HC Deb 23 November 1982 vol 32 cc475-6W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in relation to the premises at Park Court, Warwick Road, Coventry, occupied by the Inland Revenue and the Department of Employment (a) when scaffolding was first erected around the premises, (b) what has been the cost to date of hiring the scaffolding, (c) when it is estimated that the scaffolding will be removed and (d) what stage the legal proceedings in relation to the premises have now reached.

Sir George Young

[pursuant to his reply, 19 November 1982, c. 305]: Scaffolding was first erected around the Inland Revenue and Department of Employment premises at Park Court, Coventry, in October 1979 as a safety measure against loose brickwork. The cost to date of hiring the scaffolding has been £64,500. I cannot forecast at this stage when the scaffolding will be removed. Writs and defences have been served and particulars are at present being sought by various parties. Some defendants have inspected the property, but others have yet to do so. The next stage is to discuss with the defendants and the owners of the property the remedial works necessary and, after agreement, but without prejudice as to liability, to initiate the work.