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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22747: Patrick Harvie (Glasgow)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 23 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, with regard to the provisions in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, whether a public limited company that trades for profit can set up, within its structure, a registered social landlord in Scotland.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 1 May 2019

It would be for the Scottish Housing Regulator to decide whether an application to register a subsidiary of a public limited company meets its published regulatory registration criteria as well as meeting the legislative registration criteria under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. This includes at section 24 of the Act that it is a body that does not trade for profit.