Minister For Housing and Communities

Minister For Housing And Communities

The Minister for Housing and Welfare is a Junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the minister does not attend the Scottish Cabinet. The post was created in May 2007 as the Minister of Communities and Sport but was renamed in February 2009 in a ministerial reshuffle which saw responsibility for the Sport portfolio transfer to the Minister for Public Health. The minister reports to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, who has overall responsibility for the portfolio, and is a member of cabinet. The Minister for Housing and Communities has specific responsibility for social inclusion, equalities, anti-poverty measures, housing and regeneration.

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