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Question reference: S6W-19366

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 22 June 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 21 July 2023


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-18926 by Michael Matheson on 20 June 2023, (a) how many and (b) which properties that the desktop review has assessed need to be investigated.


The purpose of the desktop review was to assess which properties should be investigated for the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

In response to part (a), the desktop review identified that 254 buildings have two or more characteristics which are consistent with the presence of RAAC and that these should be further investigated to determine whether RAAC is actually present.

NHS Scotland Assure is leading on the national RAAC survey programme for NHS Scotland and has prepared options on how to proceed with discovery surveys of these properties, which are under consideration by the Scottish Government.

In response to part (b), a list of the Health Board properties which have been assessed as requiring further investigation has been placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. Number 64387).

Completion of the discovery surveys will provide an accurate assessment of how many, and which, of these properties contain RAAC.