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Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab) Amendment 72 seeks to reduce from two years to one year the period before abolition of the right to buy. That follows the recommendation of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and the majority of the evidence that the committee received, and it would enable removal of the right to bu...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee Amendment 42 would allow the sustainability of communities to be a factor in housing allocation. My amendment would allow local authorities and registered social landlords the flexibility that they told us they wanted when they gave evidence to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. Lo...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee I thank the member for his intervention. Amendment 42 specifically addresses the issue of housing need, which should always be a paramount concern. Local authorities and RSLs need to have the flexibility to build and sustain communities, and amendment 42 would give them the flexibility to do that.
Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee The minister mentioned sensitive lets. Does she not agree with me that the core of my amendment 42 is that same principle of sensitive letting, and that that is what local authorities want to be able to provide?



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee I will be very brief, Presiding Officer.

I support amendment 5, in the name of Patrick Harvie, on the letting code. A letting code is an important part of the legislation. Letting agents and landlords need a clear and unambiguous code. The amendment would make a sensible addition to the b...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee As amendments 54 and 55 are fairly simplistic, the Presiding Officer will be pleased to know that I will be fairly brief. Both of them would require landlords to register on an annual basis—[Interruption.]



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee Amendments 54 and 55 would require landlords to register annually instead of every three years, as is proposed in the bill. My amendments would tighten up the process and would lead to greater confidence and security for tenants, because they would allow problems to be caught and dealt with more qui...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee I welcome the minister’s comments, but she makes the presumption that registration is a lengthy and onerous process and that we would be placing a burden on the Government and letting agents. There is no evidence to support that so, on that ground, I press amendment 54.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee I support all the amendments—10 to 12 and 14 to 16—in the group. I support the amendments in the names of both Margaret Burgess and Alex Johnstone because they are all sensible and practical additions to the bill. They offer a straightforward solution to agents who wish to be removed from the regist...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mary Fee Amendment 56 seeks to strengthen the code of practice as it would require deposits to be paid into a tenant deposit scheme, prohibit letting agents from charging fees to tenants or prospective tenants before or after a tenancy and prohibit letting agents from discriminating against those in receipt ...
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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Motion S4M-10155: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09968: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09719: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09489: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09371: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09295: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09164: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09132: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08982: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08470: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22128: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22129: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22125: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-22127: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22115: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22118: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21850: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03400: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21327: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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