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Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
Jim Eadie (Edinburgh Southern) (SNP)

In reaching the conclusion that the introduction of a register of judicial interests would not be appropriate at this time, did the Scottish Government consider and evaluate the Council of Europe group of states against corruption—GRECO—report that looked specifically at that matter? Did that help to inform the Scottish Government’s thinking?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie (Edinburgh Southern) (SNP)

I will ask about welfare. We have received evidence from witnesses on the impact of welfare reform on housing options. We have heard that the bedroom tax has meant that more homeless people want to wait for an offer of accommodation that is appropriate to their household size, and that the shared accommodation rate for housing benefit claimants in the private rented sector has been extended from those aged 25 and under to those aged 35 and under. Last week, we heard about the high cost of temporary accommodation and changes to the way in which that accommodation will be funded under universal credit, and concern has been raised about the affordability of temporary accommodation in the future.

What has the Scottish Government been able to do, and what will it continue to do, to help local authorities and registered social landlords mitigate the impact of welfare reform on housing options and homelessness prevention work? Has welfare reform made meeting the 2012 target more challenging?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

I put on record my appreciation of the minister’s action and leadership in responding to the concerns that I raised on behalf of Shelter Scotland in relation to making temporary accommodation wind and watertight and the legislation that will be introduced to address that.

I want to ask about the mitigation of the effect of the bedroom tax. At the time of the budget, the Scottish Government, with the support of the parties in the Parliament, was able to commit funding to fully mitigate the impact of the bedroom tax, but that was only because we managed to persuade the UK Government to raise the cap on discretionary housing payments. Will the Scottish Government be in a position to fully fund the mitigation of the impact of the bedroom tax in the financial year 2015-16?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

You mentioned the situation that faces 18 to 21-year-olds, given the proposals from other parties that may or may not be in government after the next election. Has the Scottish Government assessed the impact on homelessness levels of removing housing benefit from 18 to 21-year-olds? I am old enough to remember that a previous UK Government removed 16 and 17-year-olds’ entitlement to social security benefits, which led to 16 and 17-year-olds sleeping rough on the streets. Have you done an impact assessment of the likely consequences of removing housing benefit from 18 to 21-year-olds?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

During our inquiry, some smaller housing associations have highlighted issues with their ability to find the resources that are required to undertake the housing options approach. The concern has been expressed that the additional resources that are required are not as easy for smaller housing associations to access as they are for other registered social landlords. Are you aware of that problem?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

Are you saying that the housing options work is cost neutral and has no financial or resource implications?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

So your door is open in relation to any concerns that RSLs have.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

Thank you.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie

This is a very welcome development, which came about as a result of the consideration by the committee and the Parliament of the recent Housing (Scotland) Bill. The issue that the order deals with is one on which I lodged an amendment, with support from Alex Rowley MSP. I am delighted that the Government has listened to the representations that it received and has decided to introduce this piece of subordinate legislation, which extends the existing legislation to include the provision that accommodation is unsuitable if it is not wind and watertight. We need to remember that our role as members of the Scottish Parliament and as legislators is to improve the lives of the people of Scotland, and I think that the order will absolutely do that for vulnerable families and children who are affected by homelessness.



Meeting of the Parliament 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Jim Eadie (Edinburgh Southern) (SNP)

In keeping rail fares affordable, what difference will the £5 intercity fare and reduced ticket prices for jobseekers and those newly in work make to the people and the economy? What is the timescale for the delivery of more cycle spaces at stations and on trains and the introduction of a bike-and-go cycle hire scheme?

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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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