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Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

The Scottish Government will look at a number of things over the piece in the planning review. We have invited more than 100 people to participate in six themed w...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

Since the independent panel’s report was published, the Scottish Government has undertaken a rigorous programme of work, including extensive stakeholder discussio...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

On the first question, I agree with the Resolution Foundation that our reforms to the council tax will protect household incomes, make local taxation fairer and e...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

Mr Carson obviously did not listen to the first answer that I gave him. He talks of a “council tax grab”. The Scottish Government has been clear that all the mone...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

All the money that is raised by local authorities through the council tax, non-domestic rates or locally set fees and charges is kept in their communities, unless...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I am willing to consider whether there is a future role for the Care Inspectorate in the regulation of institutions such as the Bellgrove. However, the hotel is l...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2016 [Draft] : 07 December 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

Homelessness services are the responsibility of local authorities, and addressing the needs of the residents of the Bellgrove hotel is therefore a matter for Glas...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

I thank Ash Denham for bringing this debate on small business Saturday to the chamber, and I also thank all the members who have taken part. I apologise to Mr Johnson for missing a bit of hi...

Meeting of the Parliament 30 November 2016 [Draft] : 30 November 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

I congratulate the Green Party on bringing to the chamber this debate on local democracy. The Scottish Government shares much with the Greens in our vision for a ...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 November 2016 : 24 November 2016 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

Since the outcome of the referendum, we have urged the UK Government to provide clarity and certainty about those vital European funds. The UK Government guarante...

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