8. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing a time limit for temporary accommodation. (S4O-05703)
Local authorities report significant increases in the length of time that is spent in temporary accommodation. Typical stays in temporary accommodation are now more than seven months, and for some people it can be up to two years. Will the cabinet secretary support a reduction in the length of time that homeless people have to spend in unsuitable temporary accommodation to 14 days? Will she...
It is my great privilege to open this debate, to welcome key stakeholders and their families to the public gallery and to speak to my motion that the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc) (Scotland) Bill. Today, we will debate and vote on whether we as a Parliament agree to the general principles of the bill—that is,...
Former Labour MSP for Glasgow
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election
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