Parliament Building (Wooden Spars)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 6 June 2013.

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Photo of Linda Fabiani Linda Fabiani Scottish National Party

I am tempted to ask Monsieur Allard to intervene and tell us the correct pronunciation of louvre.

Richard Lyle makes a serious point. I feel very strongly that we have an absolutely wonderful parliamentary complex. Visitors and construction professionals often comment about the quality of the finishes and the palette that we have used. There must be on-going maintenance with a zero tolerance policy towards defects so that we do not let things look shabby.

I am a wee bit concerned about what Mr Lyle has said about the shabbiness of some of the louvres and windows. I will take a look, and I will ensure that the Parliament’s very professional maintenance and procurement teams have a look, too, and that they consider what can be done in our on-going and cyclical maintenance to ensure that we never allow our parliamentary complex to look in any way less than its best.