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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 recognise the fact that Linda Fabiani has considerable knowledge in this area, both from her work in the Parliament and from her previous experience as a housing professional. I reassure her that we are trying to incorporate precisely such experience in the affordable housing review. The review will consider not only past schemes that did or did not work, but a variety of different mechanisms that can facilitate ownership and the supply of appropriate housing, especially in areas of need throughout Scotland.

The member referred to work on infrastructure. We recognise that the availability of public services infrastructure can be a major constraint on development. The Executive is consulting on proposals to resolve the development constraints associated with water and waste water in particular and will give attention to that issue in the coming period.