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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th December 2013.

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Photo of Mike MacKenzie Mike MacKenzie Scottish National Party

I am astonished by the wording of the Labour motion—not least because of its improper and personal attack on the minister. Although I agree that the housing situation is serious, I must point out that it is almost entirely due to the reduction in private sector—not public sector—house building. It seems to be typical of Labour that, in its rush to blame the Scottish Government, it is not prepared to make a proper analysis of the problem or of what has led to it.