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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

Good morning, minister. I want to ask you a couple of questions about intentionally homeless decisions. The latest statistical analysis of local authority intentional homelessness shows that, between April and June this year, there were 391 intentionality decisions, which was a decrease on the previously recorded figure of 479. The statistics also indicate, however, that 10 local authorities have higher rates of intentionality than might be expected. What are the reasons for that, and what work is being done with those local authorities to lower that figure?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee

Has any additional work been undertaken to reduce that figure in the 10 areas where there are higher rates of intentionality?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee

Is there any difference between the housing outcomes for applicants in those 10 areas and those of applicants in other local authority areas?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee

Yes—and in relation to the outcome of being given or offered settled accommodation.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee

Do you expect that the guidance that will be given to local authorities will help to reduce the rates of intentionality?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee

That would be helpful.

A provision in the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003 could be used to change local authorities’ duty to assess for intentionality to a power to assess for intentionality. Would there be a benefit in commencing that provision, and what difference would it make?

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Meeting of the Parliament 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
7. Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on severance packages in the college sector since 2011. (S4O-03577)



Meeting of the Parliament 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Mary Fee

As the cabinet secretary knows, almost £500,000 in severance payments was shared between the principal and the vice-principal of the former North Glasgow College, and Audit Scotland has raised serious questions over the process that led to those packages being agreed. Can the cabinet secretary tell me who was involved in the agreement of those packages and what knowledge he had of them at the time?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

I want to explore the benefits of the housing options approach and how it has developed in the past few years. What have some of its practical benefits been?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Mary Fee

I think that the point was made that the integration of health and social care could perhaps be beneficial. I suppose that that could be expanded on as you progress, as it is more likely to pick up more vulnerable groups, whether they are people who are suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, people who are leaving hospital or young care leavers. I would be interested in your thoughts on how that work could be progressed to support people who are leaving prison. Could you see the approach being developed to work with partner organisations such as the Scottish Prison Service?

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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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Motion S4M-11023.1: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4W-22832: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03577: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22613: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
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