Child Poverty

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21st January 2009.

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Photo of Bashir Ahmad Bashir Ahmad Scottish National Party

Question S3W-19342

To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of voluntary or public sector organisations to discuss poverty and deprivation in the Shettleston area.

Photo of Stewart Maxwell Stewart Maxwell Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government has met with representatives from Glasgow City Council (GCC) and Govanhill Housing Association (GHHA) on several occasions in the last six months to discuss issues affecting the Govanhill area of Shettleston. The Minister for Communities and Sport, Stewart Maxwell, visited the area in July 2008, and officials have met twice with GCC and GHHA officials to follow up on that visit, the most recent meeting being held on 9 January 2009. The focus of these meetings has been to discuss issues of poor housing quality, overcrowding, antisocial behaviour and a number of other social issues.

In addition, in the last three months, officials have met a number of Registered Social Landlords in the Shettleston area. These meetings were to discuss Wider Role projects and potential projects to address poverty and deprivation in the Shettleston area.

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