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PE01189: Standards of Social Rented Housing

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Anne Lear on behalf of Govanhill Housing Association

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 02 September 2008

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to conduct an inquiry into the responsibilities of private landlords, the levels of social housing below tolerable standard, and the impact ‘slum’ living conditions has on the health and wellbeing of both residents and the wider community, and whether such conditions should merit housing renewal area status and additional Scottish Government funding. 

Petition History:

Summary:

7 October 2008: The Committee agreed to seek responses on the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government, Home Office, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Private Rented Housing Panel, Glasgow Housing Association and a selection of local authorities. Link to Official Report 7 October 2008

27 January 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 27 January 2009

16 June 2009: The Committee agreed write to the petitioner seeking further information on specific points. Link to Official Report 16 June 2009

3 November 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council seeking a response to specific points. It also agreed to meet with the petitioner to discuss the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 3 November 2009

9 February 2010: The Committee agreed to invite the Scottish Government Minister for Housing, the leader of Glasgow City Council, a representative from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Convener of the Local Government and Communities Committee and a representative from a local community based organisations in Govanhill to a future meeting of the Committee to discuss the issues arising from the petition and to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 9 February 2010

2 March 2010: The Committee took evidence from Alex Neil MSP, Minister for Housing and Communities, Scottish Government; Councillor Philip Braat, Glasgow City Council; Tom Warren, Govanhill Residents Group; Hamish Battye, Head of Planning and Health Improvement, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde; and Anne Lear, Govanhill Housing Association, and agreed to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 2 March 2010

4 May 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 4 May 2010

7 September 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 7 September 2010

23 November 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010

22 February 2011: The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011

6 September 2011: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the issues raised in the petition have been responded to at a national level by way of the recent legislation and that further work, specific to Govanhill, could now be taken forward at a local level. Link to Official Report of 6 September 2011

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