Date lodged: 1 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of recent research carried out by Pye Consulting on its behalf in its report, Evaluation of the performance of local authorities in their role as building standards verifiers, which shows large variances in the overall performance of local authorities in allocating building warrants.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 13 December 2016
I welcomed the publication of the report in March 2016 and have noted its findings. The conclusions drawn from the report are presently being considered in relation to the next appointment of verifiers from May 2017 onwards.