asked the Minister of Works whether a site has yet been acquired for the erection of the proposed new Government offices in Edinburgh; and when it is expected that preliminary work will be commenced.
Negotiations for the acquisition of a site for a temporary office building in Edinburgh are nearing completion. It is expected to start work on the site towards the end of this year.
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that there is sufficient building labour available in Scotland for this extra work?
Yes, for this temporary building, certainly.
Could the Minister say where the site is?
I am afraid I could not without notice.