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Scottish Parliament repairs wont cost taxpayers say officials

The Scottish Parliament reiterated today its commitment to public safety and to redeeming costs to the public purse over the strengthening the Scottish Parliament Building's debating chamber roof.
In a statement, it said, 'Liability remains an issue for the future and whilst it is unwise to speculate, we have repeatedly stated we will do everything possible to redeem the costs to the public purse.'A strut swung free from its nodal connection in March requiring stainless steel dowels to be installed to make the connection more robust (1 June 2006).NCE reported this week that four windows in the building had cracked after installation and are being replaced. Only one window has so far been tested and has revealed manufacturing defects to be the cause of cracking.The statement continued, 'Once the [other three] windows have been removed, they can be tested to confirm the cause but we have no reason to suspect it is not a snag like the last one. Until this process concludes, it is not possible to speculate on who will pay for this work.'

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