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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13028: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many new skilled workers it estimates are needed to meet its house-building targets.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 13 December 2017

Through the More Homes Scotland approach we are taking a number of steps to increase housing supply across the country. We have set out a five year commitment to deliver at least 50,000 affordable homes, including 35,000 homes for social rent, backed by more than £3 billion investment.

With our support, these homes will be delivered mainly by local authorities and housing associations, who make their own assessments of need and contract for delivery.

More widely, the Scottish Government is working with industry and others through Homes for Scotland to review the skills position and consider what further measures may be required to support the workforce and new skillsets for the future.