Housing (Rural Areas)

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive — Finance and Public Services and Communities – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:15 pm on 8th March 2007.

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Photo of Des McNulty Des McNulty Labour 2:15 pm, 8th March 2007

To an extent, demand is not under our control. As the member suggested, social factors are involved. However, increasing the volume of housing in rural and urban areas where there is a housing deficit is something that is under our control. We have increased the volume of affordable housing year on year for the past two or three years, and we intend to keep doing that.