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House Prices Motion, 25/11/14 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 25 November 2014 by John Mason (SNP) on Scottish House Prices Double and Affordable Housing.†

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes the recent report from the Halifax group, which highlights that the value of Scotlandís private properties has almost doubled since 2004 from £170 billion to £333 billion and welcomes the growth in the value of Scotlandís economy that these figures imply. However the Parliament understands that these figures mean that purchasing a new house is much more expensive than it was a decade ago and that the gap between the wealthier and the poorer in society is increasing and believes that the provision of adequate affordable housing is a priority issue for both first-time buyers and the many Scottish families looking for a bigger home, and considers that the gap in wealth between the richest and the poorest needs to be addressed.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 25 November 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 25 November 2014