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Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Mary Fee

The Scottish Housing Regulator reports that, on average, social housing tenants wait 66 days for medical adaptations to be completed, while some registered social landlords take a staggering 358 days. Does the cabinet secretary agree that those timescales are completely unacceptable? What action will he take to support the Minister for Housing and Welfare in ensuring that local authorities have the support to help older and disabled residents to have medical adaptations implemented as soon as possible?



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
16. Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy has had with colleagues regarding the allocation in the 2015-16 draft budget for housing adaptations for older and disabled tenants of registered social landlords. (S4O-03836)



Meeting of the Parliament 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Mary Fee

There has been a huge increase in the private rented sector, partly due to the lack of social housing and partly due to the lack of affordable housing. There is a huge disparity in the cost of private sector renting across the country, but in Aberdeen and the centre of Edinburgh it is many hundreds of pounds.

Although I have a degree of sympathy with the idea of the market setting the rent and of there being a kind of equalised rent in an area, many thousands of people say that they cannot afford to pay their rent this month and they fear that they will not be able to pay their rent in six months’ time. We need action on the matter now; we do not need to wait until the end of a consultation. We need the minister to step up and take action now.



Meeting of the Parliament 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Mary Fee

As the minister is well aware, statistics from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation show that a quarter of Scotland’s poorest households are in the private rented sector compared with one in 10 a decade ago, and around 23 per cent of household income is spent on housing costs. Why did the minister not support Scottish Labour’s cap on rent rises earlier this year? Will she look again at the issue and reconsider?



Meeting of the Parliament 16 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 16, 2014
2. Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent HomeLet report, which indicated that the average monthly rent in Scotland has risen by nearly 12 per cent in the last year. (S4T-00878)



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

Can the minister tell me how many affordable homes were built as a result of the investment in the town centre housing fund and what the current status of the fund is?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Mary Fee

Thank you.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Mary Fee

Thank you. A problem that we have had in the past has been the provision of real-time information. What improvements have been made in that respect?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Mary Fee

Winter is almost upon us and many people around the country will be bracing themselves for possible transport difficulties. In November, Transport Scotland launched its ready for winter campaign, and it has improved preparations for dealing with severe weather on the trunk road network. Are you satisfied that Transport Scotland, Network Rail and the bus operating companies are prepared for severe weather? Can you give us an update on the improvements that they have made to their preparations?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 03 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Mary Fee

Is it your view that every strategy is complementary and they all fit together?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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YesDefeated

S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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NoCarried

S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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NoCarried

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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AbstainCarried

S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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NoCarried

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Motion S4M-11763: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11615: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11365: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4T-00878: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23597: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23599: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23600: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23598: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03836: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03651: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22832: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22836: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22834: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2014 Show Full Question >>

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