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Affordable Housing

Part of Finance and Public Services and Communities – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:00 pm on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour 2:00 pm, 16th September 2004

I find myself in the surprising position of agreeing with Alex Johnstone. I hope that that never happens to me again. The issues that the member raises are exactly the issues that we want to address in our review of affordable housing. The Executive supports completely people's aspiration to be home owners. We want to lower the barriers that people encounter on their way to becoming home owners and we recognise that key parts of Scotland are under particular pressure. For a variety of reasons, we want to attract essential workers to those areas. That is a key component of our review.