"Mr Keenan said that, if there was to be a solution to the waiting list issue in Dundee, and across Scotland, it must involve a major new house building programme and the co-operation of the public and private sectors as well as councils.
"Mr Keenan said the council was currently investing more than £200 million in the housing stock."
"the £25m injection would kick-start a new generation of council homes" (Nicola Sturgeon quoted from SNP Conference - BBC - 19th April)
"There is total confusion and uncertainty on where exactly the Scottish Government's programme is. It should be a simple task to identify and state how many houses for rent in the public sector the SNP Government plan to build. They pull all the levers on this, particularly by the funding provided to Councils and Housing Associations.
"Yet, despite pressure from housing organisations, the SNP continue to duck and weave on this. They seem determined to brazen it out with a smoke and mirrors act rather than come clean on the issue.
“The reality is obvious - as it stands, less houses will be built under the SNP than ever before. Housing has a distinctly lower priority under the SNP than it did when Liberal Democrats were in Government.”
Liberal Democrats further support the creation of small community based housing associations rather than the emasculation of them by monolithic regional providers as proposed in the SNP’s Firm Foundations policy paper.