§ Mr. Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the increasing pressure on the inadequate accommodation of the Glasgow Sheriff Court and the inconvenience and delays caused to administrators, and witnesses, both civil and police, when a decision can be expected on the financing of new building approved in principle in 1964; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ross
The planning of the new sheriff court house in Glasgow, for which I gave approval in January, 1965, is the responsibility of the Glasgow Court House Commissioners. Under the existing legislation the cost of the new building falls to be shared equally between the central Government and the Commissioners. I have no power to vary this arrangement nor can I anticipate what decision Parliament will take on the recommendation of the Grant Committee that the whole cost of providing new court houses should fall on the central Government.