Archive for November 30, 2000

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.