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Meeting of the Parliament 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

The Scottish Government is committed to community empowerment and to supporting strong local democracy. In the programme for government, we set out our plans to w...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

We have recently introduced important changes to strengthen community planning. Since last December, community planning partnerships have been subject to new statutory duties that were intro...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 October 2017 [Draft] : 05 October 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

The question that Gail Ross posed was about community planning, but Mr Stewart has moved on to spatial planning. As Mr Stewart is well aware, there is a special p...

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

Good morning.

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I am grateful for the opportunity to talk to the committee about the steps that the Scottish Government has taken to ensure that building regulations and fire safety are robust. That work ha...

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I am very disappointed in some of the things that were said last week. The ministerial working group received information from the chief building standards office...

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I will bring in Mr Dodds to talk about the lack of clarity, because some of this is detailed and technical—as you are well aware, convener, given the briefings th...

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

As you rightly point out, other local authorities managed to undertake the exercise quite quickly—including the City of Edinburgh Council—with the additional help...

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

Prior to the situation at Grenfell, I had to make the decision on appointment of verifiers. The decisions about audit and other matters came before the Grenfell s...

Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 September 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

As the convener rightly said, the fire service is on the ministerial working group. It is very important that we have its input. On inspections and the rest of wh...

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