Date lodged: 22 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08909 by Kevin Stewart on 3 May 2017, (a) how it will strengthen the Unsuitable Accommodation Order process and (b) when it will introduce the one-week cap for households with children and/or a pregnant family member living in B&B and hostel accommodation.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 13 July 2017
(a) The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order will be strengthened by introducing a cap of one week for families with children and pregnant women living in B&B accommodation, this is a tightening of the Order which currently has a cap at 14 days. (b) The consultation exercise to strengthen the Order is underway, with Ministerial signature of the Order planned for summer 2017.