§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what special assistance he has given or proposes to give in the repair to the part of the building of St. John's high school, Dundee, damaged by fire; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
An application by Tayside regional council for capital expenses consent in respect of reinstatement of fire damage at this school was approved in November 1978 to the extent of £77,000, the amount estimated by the council to be required in 1978–79. It was asked to submit an application for the appropriate amounts in later years when a tender had been received: and it was reminded that any expenditure incurred in excess of the amount recovered from its insurers would require to be met from its normal programme unless it was unavoidable, for example, to comply with building standards.