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Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

Good morning, convener, and thank you for the opportunity to come to the committee to update you on progress and inform your fut...

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

You are right to point out that we are intent on delivering 50,000 affordable homes, including 35,000 for social rent, during this parliamentary session. That is backed by £3 billion of inve...

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

You are right, convener. This year, £568 million will go directly to local authorities. The budget for the affordable housing supply programme is £756 million this year. In 2019-20, £591 mil...

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

The Government has made it quite plain and I have made it quite clear, as has the First Minister, that if local authorities are unable to spend up to their resource planning assumption figur...

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

If I remember rightly, the SNP manifesto said that we would deliver 50,000 affordable homes.

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

As I have said, it is up to local authorities, through their local housing strategies and other strategies, to come up with what is best for their area in terms o...

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I probably will not remember all of them.

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

If we are talking about the local housing strategy and the guidance for it, work is on-going at this moment and my expectation is that that refresh will be comple...

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I apologise.

Local Government and Communities Committee 16 May 2018 : 16 May 2018 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I will write to the committee to give it a definite answer on when that refresh is due. I am sorry—I picked up wrongly what you ...

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