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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01750
Asked by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 22 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what support is being given to low-income families to assist with the installation of new interlinked fire alarms, in light of its recent legislation requiring this.

Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 16 August 2021


Answer

As a general principle, home owners are responsible for work to their own homes to ensure they meet housing standards. However, recognising that some home owners - particularly older and disabled owners on low incomes - may face difficulty in meeting the new standard, we are considering what additional support is required and we will announce our next steps in due course.