§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects demolition work to begin on the site acquired for the new sheriff court buildings at Airdrie; what are the approximate starting and finishing dates of the new buildings; and what is the estimated cost of the project.
§ Mr. Ross:
These are matters for Lanarkshire County Council; I understand that they hope that demolition work will begin in October and building work early in 1971. The building is expected to take about two years to complete; a firm estimate of cost cannot yet be made but it will probably be of the order of £500,000.