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Decision Time

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 9th November 2006.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 5:00 pm, 9th November 2006

The result of the division is: For 63, Against 45, Abstentions 8.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament commends the initiatives by the Scottish Executive to increase the quantity of affordable housing in Scotland through its increased investment programme, which will deliver over 16,500 new affordable homes for rent and nearly 5,000 for low-cost home ownership by 2008, and through its Homestake low-cost home ownership scheme and its use of the planning system to increase supply; supports the principle of housing transfer to community ownership to improve the quality of existing housing where this has the support of the tenants; agrees that transfer has the potential to deliver a substantial package of benefits for tenants, including increased investment in their homes, rent guarantees and a much greater say in how their homes are managed, and recognises that transfer is indeed now delivering substantial new investment for tenants, as confirmed by Audit Scotland.