Margaret Burgess MSP

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Margaret Burgess MSP

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  • Member for: Cunninghame South
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) Our target is to deliver 30,000 additional affordable homes during the current session of Parliament. Two thirds of those will be for social rent. Excellent progress is being made as, three years into the period, we have delivered 19,903 affordable homes, with 72 per cent of them being for social re...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Margaret Burgess As the member will be aware, it is up to each local authority to set its local housing strategy and housing plan. The Government supports all tenures of housing in the sector. We have a wide range of schemes, from mid-market schemes to social rented housing, to supporting ownership through the help ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Minister for Housing and Welfare (Margaret Burgess) The Scottish Government’s policy is to end the right to buy. It is a policy that the majority of stakeholders support; I am grateful for that support.

More than 450,000 homes have been sold under the right to buy, which has been a major cause of housing shortages in many areas. Lots of p...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess I will begin by speaking to amendments 1 and 2. As I said at stage 2, I understand communities’ wish for priority to be given to the housing needs of local people but, as I have previously explained, landlords can already take account of the fact that someone lives in a particular area and can give ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess I will cover the point that Mary Fee has raised.

There is a problem with landlords having to reconcile conflicting interests. The fact that the main stakeholders are divided—as Patrick Harvie mentioned—on the merits of amendment 42 suggests that it is unlikely to achieve what Mary Fee is ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess I agree with Jim Hume that the issue is important, and I will further clarify my position on it.

I still believe that the amendment is not required for the tribunal to balance the interests of landlords and tenants. People who take cases to the tribunal will be able to be represented if ...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess As Patrick Harvie said, at present the issuing of letting codes is a discretionary power. The power to issue a code was created in 2006. No code has been issued and there are currently no plans to do so.

The relevant legislation would require ministers, before issuing a code, to assess t...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess I understand the problems that can be caused by antisocial behaviour in properties that are let on a short-term basis, but I consider that it would be a disproportionate response to require every house that is used for holiday purposes to be registered, as proposed by amendment 45. To do so would me...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess Amendment 6 proposes to remove the transitional provision in the electrical safety inspection regime for private rented housing, which was inserted in the bill at stage 2 by an amendment in the name of Bob Doris.

The transitional provision in section 22B would give those who are already l...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Margaret Burgess In response to Malcolm Chisholm, I accept that it would have been preferable to set out the transitional rules in the bill. However, as Bob Doris said, we want to ensure that there are no unintended consequences. I have considered the views of stakeholders. Consequently, we need further engagement t...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-10438: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09926.3: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09747.2: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09749: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09482: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09209: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08470.2: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06853: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06208: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05424: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-01233: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01111: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01048: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00935: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00731: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00697: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/02/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-05033: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00566: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/12/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00512: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-00440: Margaret Burgess, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2011 Show Full Question >>

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