§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to the application of Coatbridge Town Council for recreational facilities at Sikeside; and if he will give details of the amenities proposed, estimated cost and the grant involved.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Coatbridge Town Council wishes to provide, at an370W estimated cost of £168,000, a neighbourhood park at Sikeside, including football pitches, children's play areas, changing rooms, toilets and a park keeper's cottage and I am now considering its application for borrowing consent. I have no power to make ad hoc grants to town councils for recreation facilities but I am considering the council's application for a grant towards the cost of improving the amenities of the residential area at Sikeside.