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Motion ref. S6M-02625.1

A New Deal for Tenants - Amendment

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, December 20, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

As an amendment to motion S6M-02625 in the name of Patrick Harvie (A New Deal for Tenants), leave out from “, improved regulation” to end and insert “and improved regulation; acknowledges, however, that the biggest challenge facing those in the rented sector is the rising cost of living caused by a national housing shortage; notes that the Rural Housing Fund delivered just 59 new homes over four years; notes with concern the decision to reduce the housing budget in 2022-23; further notes concerns that current levels of investment in this sector are not high enough to meet the target of building 110,000 affordable homes by 2032; notes that the number of households in temporary accommodation is now at a record high and that high rental costs are one of the main barriers preventing those who are homeless from securing new tenancies; regrets that the implementation of the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014 was repeatedly delayed; notes concerns that the introduction of rent controls may be counter-productive and result in reduced choice for private tenants; calls on the Scottish Government to provide increased investment in the housing market to ensure tenants have access to a wide range of affordable properties, but otherwise welcomes this draft strategy seeking to make renting a home more affordable, safer, with a higher quality, better managed and more secure.”


Vote

Result 28 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Defeated

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  28 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish National Party  0 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 22 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 4 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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No vote
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Scottish Green Party  0 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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No vote

Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-02625

A New Deal for Tenants

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Monday, December 20, 2021

Supported by: Ben Macpherson, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Result 89 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed


Accepted related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-02625.2

A New Deal for Tenants - Amendment

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, December 20, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote Vote Passed


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-02625.3

A New Deal for Tenants - Amendment

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Monday, December 20, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 21, 2021