Private Housing Sector (Support)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 19 June 2013.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Margaret Burgess Margaret Burgess Scottish National Party

I am aware of the issues that the member raises and the Scottish Government is looking at ways of assisting second steppers more than we are at present. We hope that the new scheme that we are looking at will be able to assist second steppers. However, they are also assisted through the open market shared equity scheme—when someone buys and moves into a house for the first time, that allows someone else to move on and move up the housing ladder. We are assisting second steppers and that issue will also be considered as part of the £120 million scheme that we are currently working up.