asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement about the progress of the conversion of the former Royal High School in Edinburgh into a building for the proposed Scottish Assembly.
So far as progress is concerned, I have nothing to add to my reply given to the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Gow) on 27th April. As my right hon. Friend indicated in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy (Mr. Gourlay) on 7th April, the estimate of the cost of the work being done meantime on the Royal High School is £2 million. Of that sum, £1–35 million is for building works.—[Vol. 930, c. 1205–6; Vol. 929, c. 653–4.]