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Home truths: how affordable is housing for Britain’s ordinary working families?, 15/07/13 [E/S/W]
The Resolution Foundation have published a report which gives a comprehensive assessment of where lower-income working families can reasonably afford to live.

Non-resident parents, 25/06/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Angus MacDonald's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government whether it plans to assist non-resident parents who are tenants of a local authority and in receipt of housing benefit and are considered to have an extra bedroom as their child does not stay with them permanently.

Having and Keeping a Home Debate, 28/05/13 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 28 May 2013 there was an Equal Opportunities Committee debate on “Having and keeping a home: steps to preventing homelessness among young people”. The debate was opened by Mary Fee (Lab).

Refuges Written Answer, 17/05/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Margaret McDougall's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether it has undertaken or plans to undertake a review of how many refuges for vulnerable women and children will not be considered exempt accommodation under the new universal credit and benefit cap rules.

Bedroom Tax Motion, 25/04/13 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 25 April 2013 by Kevin Stewart (SNP) on the bedroom tax.

Operation of the homeless persons legislation in Scotland quarterly update: October to December 2012, 26/03/13 [S]
Scotland’s Chief Statistician has released statistics on the operation of the homeless persons legislation in Scotland.

Housing Written Answer, 05/03/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Bailie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many families with children have been housed on a temporary basis in bed and breakfast accommodation in each year since 2009-10, broken down by local authority.

Housing Benefit Written Answer, 16/01/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Kevin Stewart's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government what information it has on how many people in Scotland under 25 are in receipt of housing benefit and how many of them have dependent children.

Homeless young people failed by lack of support, 07/10/12 [S]
Homeless young people are being failed by a lack of support in overcoming inadequate life skills, compounded by substandard accommodation and isolation, according to a report published by the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Young Runaways Motion, 03/09/12 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 3 September 2012 by Humza Yousaf (SNP) on young runaways.