COSLA RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF DEFECTS FOUND AT SCHOOL BUILDINGS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “The safety of public buildings is of the highest priority for local authorities. When problems were first identified with schools in Edinburgh, local authorities quickly prioritised the inspection of school buildings to check for similar issues. For this reason, the identification of other issues was always a possibility and that action would have to be taken.

"Local Government takes these responsibilities extremely seriously, however, we should not forget that there are also big implications for the construction sector.  At the time of the publication of the report from Professor Cole we urged all involved to take time to consider carefully the lessons to be learned. We stand by this view and remain committed to working with Government on this most serious of matters."

Article published: 
Thu, 13/04/2017 - 16:00