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I read the report of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee with interest but noticed that it did not include all types of housing providers. The Scottish Property Federation has said: “We believe that the overall impact of this Bill could be to weaken the PRS by fuelling a perception of regulation and risk for investors that will undermine efforts to attract capital...
Will the member give way on that point?
I put on record that I have an interest in buy-to-let property, but not in institutional investors, as per my earlier point. Is the member aware that a survey by the National Residential Landlords Association that was published in November 2021 showed that 28 per cent of landlords in England and Wales were seeking to exit the market as a direct consequence of section 24, which is an unfair...
Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk East, Former Independent MP for Edinburgh West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
Party was Scottish National Party until 30 Sep 2015; Independent until 3 May 2017
Also represented Edinburgh West
We don't know whether Michelle Thomson campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Last updated: 2 May 2017.