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In its “Scottish Housing Emergency Action Plan”, Shelter Scotland calls on the Scottish Government to “Conduct an audit of all homelessness funding—national and local—to identify the true levels of investment and to identify shortfalls”, which often lead to the situations such as the one that Jackie Baillie has outlined. Will the Scottish Government undertake to do that?
Here in the capital, the number of people who have died while homeless has increased by nearly 150 per cent over the past four years. Shelter Scotland has said that the situation p oints towards “public services failing people”, and a “broken housing system”. The situation is simply not acceptable, and the City of Edinburgh Council does not have the resources to deliver a solution. As...
2. To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what discussions have taken place to consider providing cross-party groups with access to broadcasting services in committee rooms. (S6O-01605)
Conservative MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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