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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05149: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether local authorities have improved the quality of the building standards verification service since 2011.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 12 December 2016

Independent research undertaken for Scottish Government by Pye Tait Consulting and published in March 2016 concluded that:

“In summary, whilst there has been substantial progress and investment in delivering a high quality and customer-focused building standards service since the last re-appointment of local authorities in 2011, there is still work to do to create the conditions for strong performance across all 32 Councils”.