30 November 2000

Alison Halford (Delyn):

What is the estimated cost in both time and money, of the failure to require the architects to include provisions for the disabled within their original design. (OAQ8195) I congratulate the Presiding Officer and the Deputy Presiding Officer for allowing this new form of scrutiny. It is very welcome.

Deputy Presiding Officer:

It does not fall within the remit of the House Committee. I apologise, Alison. I should have transferred that question to the Executive.

Alison Halford:

Does that mean that the scrutiny has gone out of the window? [Laughter.] I shall take that up with the House Committee.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

There is House Committee involvement once the building is handed over, so there is co- operation. However, the question is properly one for the Executive and should have been transferred to it. I apologise.

Alison Halford:

Will you be suggesting a way that the Executive can be brought into the scrutiny regime?

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

It will have heard what I have just said.

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