SNP MSP Sandra White lodged this motion in Parliament:
Scottish Government Investment in Glasgow Housing
That the Parliament recognises that Scotland is facing a housing crisis characterised by a severe shortage of good quality affordable homes; notes with concern that one of the most serious aspects of this crisis is the existence of slum housing, particularly in areas such as Govanhill in Glasgow; condemns the slum landlords that preside over this poor quality and overcrowded housing; welcomes the substantial funding by the Scottish Government for improving housing in the city, totalling £177 million in 2008-09 alone, made up of £93 million to Glasgow City Council in for investment in the social and private housing sector and a further £84 million paid directly to Glasgow Housing Association, and believes that this high level of investment will play a significant role in the effort to tackle the deep seated housing problems, including slum housing, that afflict parts of Glasgow and should be welcomed by all with the city's best interests at heart.
Ms White seems to share my interest in social housing and must be thorough in her research given that she quoted my blog in a Scottish Parliament debate recently(thanks for that).
Some might suggest that the motion, condemning slum housing in Govanhill and slum landlords is somewhat ironic given that the Daily Record published a story accusing an SNP Councillor of being a 'slum landlord' in er.......Govanhill