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Section 42 — Discounts
Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3
Sandra White (Scottish National Party)
I am not surprised by the responses by Karen Whitefield or Jackie Baillie; indeed, they were nothing short of what I expected. However, I remind them that every committee member is an individual and is not party-led, and makes proposals in that spirit. Perhaps they should remember that in future. I congratulate Karen Whitefield on having her amendment accepted at stage 2, even though my stage 2 amendment—which I have lodged again—was not. I am sure that members will make up their own minds on that particular point.
I appeal again to members who might be against the extension of the right to buy—I am being very responsible by admitting that the right to buy exists. I am also responsible enough to lodge amendments 89, 90 and 91, which will help the people who cannot afford houses and who will be left with the dregs of public sector housing. We must protect those people and the public sector houses that we have left, which are few. There will