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S5W-13329: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government where responsibility lies for the provision and publication of equality impact assessments alongside strategic housing improvement plans, including with regard to mitigating actions to address any inequalities identified.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 20 December 2017

The Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) guidance is clear that in preparing its SHIP, a local authority should take into account the housing needs of the communities they serve and related equalities issues. In addressing the equalities impact of the SHIP, the local authority should draw on the equalities work already done for the Local Housing Strategy and consider any implications flowing from the translation of strategic aims into housing priorities.