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S5W-09398: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it is helping to expand the role of modern methods of construction in order to meet its target of 50,000 affordable homes.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 1 June 2017

The Scottish Government supports expansion of modern methods of construction, including off-site construction, which offer real opportunities for the industry to further improve efficiency, standards and to support new skillsets in delivering the homes Scotland needs.

We are working hard with partners to ensure best value through the significant investment supporting delivery of the 50,000 affordable homes target over the
five-years to March 2021 and to maximise the wider benefits from this investment. It is vital that the affordable housing sector procures homes in the most effective and efficient way. We are therefore also working with partners to improve the procurement performance of individual organisations, and to develop effective strategic procurement approaches across the affordable housing sector