§ 30. Mr. McKelvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he takes to ensure the effective management of Scottish Homes.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. and learned Friend has set both broad aims and specific targets for Scottish Homes and agreed with the body its first strategic plan. All of these will be reviewed annually to identify, determine priorities and quantify the action which can be taken on specific fronts. In addition, there is in place a comprehensive framework of documents which set out the parameters within which Scottish Homes may operate, where this is required by section 2 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
Responsibility for the effective internal management of Scottish homes rests with the board and with the chief executive as accounting officer.