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Housing

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

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Photo of Jim Hume Jim Hume Liberal Democrat

Another problem is the number of people on council and housing association waiting lists. In my speech I quoted a figure of 400,000 that appeared in a press release from Margaret Burgess herself, but she denied it and said that the number is only 150,000. Having treble-checked the figure, I can tell members that if they look at www.margaretburgessmsp.org, they will see that it says that 400,000 people are on waiting lists for council and housing association houses. Was the member aware of that?