Scottish Liberal Democrats respond to housing figures

26 Mar 2024
Paul McGarry

Responding to new figures showing that last year the number of affordable housing supply approvals fell to the lowest since 2012, while the number of new homes completed dropped by 11 per cent compared to the previous year, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Paul McGarry said:

“Everyone deserves a warm and secure place to live but they cannot rely on the Scottish Government to play their part in delivering fresh homes.

“The SNP’s disastrous budget drives a coach and horse through any pretence that this government cares about the housing emergency.

“People need a government which can guarantee that they will have a safe and secure roof over their heads- that should be a basic minimum. That’s why Liberal Democrats would re-establish social renting as a long-term option and bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use.”