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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07314: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 17 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00171 by Derek Mackay on 3 June 2016, and in light of the publication of the City of Edinburgh Council’s report, what project-specific detail will be considered in relation to Balfron High School as part of its review of NPD and PFI/PPP projects.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 8 March 2017

The safety of people in public buildings is an absolute priority and the Scottish Government is concerned by some of the findings highlighted in this report.

Following publication of the Cole Report, on 9 February 2017 the Minister for Local Government and Housing wrote to local authorities and the Scottish Futures Trust wrote to local authorities and other public sector bodies highlighting the issues identified and recommendations made in the report, underlining the importance of adhering to building regulations, technical standards and inspection processes.