11:31 AM, 1st September 2021, About 4 weeks ago 10
First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has appointed the Green MSP for Glasgow. Patrick Harvie, as the Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Minister. Harvie will lead on delivering a new deal for tenants, and ensuring building standards are fit for purpose.
This appointment comes after the announcement of a coalition between the SNP and Green Party to form a majority in Holyrood and policy announcements supported by both parties looking to implement an effective national system of rent controls, enhance tenants’ rights as well as delivering 110,000 affordable homes by 2032.
Speaking on behalf of the Greens, West of Scotland MSP Ross Greer said: “The appointments were a moment 48 years in the making for the Greens. This afternoon, we’ll take our first place in Government, the first Greens anywhere in the UK to do so.
“Patrick Harvie will be to the best of my knowledge, the first minister for tenants who was himself evicted by an unscrupulous landlord. In fact, I think he’s the first minister to have tenants in their job title.”
It will therefore remain to be seen if Scotland can expect any kind of fair or unbiased policymaking for the PRS in the near future.
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