16 April 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. It was also agreed that the clerk would liaise with the clerk to the Welfare Reform Committee. Link to Official Report 16 April 2013 (472KB pdf)
25 June 2013: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Welfare Reform Committee. Link to Official Report 25 June 2013 (499KB pdf)
10 September 2013 (in private): The Welfare Reform Committee agreed to take evidence from Petitioner PE01468 Mike Dailly on behalf of Govan Law Centre Trust and from social housing landlords.
12 November 2013: The Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on the following petition- PE01468 by Mike Dailly, on Evictions due to under occupation deductions from—
Mike Dailly, Principal Solicitor, Garry Burns, Prevention of Homelessness Caseworker, and Alistair Sharp, Prevention of Homelessness Manager/senior Coordinator, Govan Law Centre;
Jim Hayton, Policy Manager, Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers;
David Bookbinder, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Chartered Institute of Housing;
David Ogilvie, Policy Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations;
Councillor Harry McGuigan, Spokesperson Community Wellbeing, COSLA.
Link to Official Report 12 November 2013 (464KB pdf)
19 November 2013: The Welfare Reform Committee considered what action to take on PE01468 by Mike Dailly on behalf of the Govan Law Centre, on evictions due to under occupation deductions. The Committee disagreed (by division: For 2, Against 5, Abstentions 0) to write to the Scottish Government regarding the petition. The Committee agreed (by division: For 5, Against 2, Abstentions 0) to a proposal that, given the prospect of a Member's Bill on this proposal, the Welfare Reform Committee takes no further action on petition 01468 and closes its consideration of it.