§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether he will make resources available for phase 3 to provide an extension to the building department of Telford college to go ahead shortly with £4.1 million allocated for the purpose concentrating more facilities on the site of the college;
(2) whether he will make it his policy to enable Lothian regional council to purchase the area of ground next to Telford college, presently owned by Edinburgh district council for expansion of the college facilities on the site.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
Lothian regional council has not sought consent to incur capital expenditure on building an extension to Telford college. Any such request would 465W receive careful consideration in the light of available resources and of bids received from other authorities for further education building capital consents.