Edinburgh Opera House

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th December 1972.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 13th December 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he hopes to complete his consideration of the revised proposals for the opera house, sent to him by Edinburgh Corporation, involving a substantial increase in the estimated cost; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

I hope to let the corporation have my considered views on the revised proposals early in the New Year.

Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian

Is there to be a limited competition for the new opera house?

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

This is one of the points I have discussed informally with the Lord Provost, but it is a matter for the Edinburgh Corporation to decide. The Government put forward a generous grant in respect of the original proposal last year. A different proposal has now been put forward and the Government have had to consider this matter again.