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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19568: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18127 by Kevin Stewart on 30 August 2018, whether there are plans to regulate temporary accommodation to meet a minimum EPC rating.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 2 November 2018

In May this year we set out our ambition as part of Energy Efficient Scotland that all housing will meet a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2040 at the latest. Standards for temporary accommodation will be considered as part of the further development of the route map that will deliver that ambition. Following the recommendations of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group we will also be consulting with the sector to set out a framework that ensures a consistent quality of temporary accommodation.