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From YouTube: Debate: Housing - 13 September 2017


S5M-07613 Adam Tomkins: Housing—That the Parliament recognises that the lack of housing
supply is one of the biggest challenges that Scotland faces and believes that the planning 
system needs urgent and radical reform; considers that a new deal on housing is required; 
believes that a national housing and infrastructure agency should be established and that the First 
Minister should appoint a cabinet secretary for housing and infrastructure; urges ministers to
examine the case for a new generation of new towns and garden villages; recognises that
improving existing properties and bringing empty ones back into use should form a core 
component of housing policy, and highlights the importance of housing for improving health and 
wellbeing and for meeting climate targets through energy efficiency and sustainable development.

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