Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioner Rights Alex Neil joined SNP candidate for Greenock and Inverclyde Stuart McMillan today to visit Blair’s Windows in Greenock – and both highlighted the positive impact that the Inverclyde firm’s products could have on making homes more secure and cost efficient.
The local firm has developed a range of product designs of windows and doors safe, long-lasting and far more energy efficient.
SNP Candidate for Greenock and Inverclyde Stuart McMillan commented:
“I was pleased to visit Blair’s with Alex Neil to get a tour of the plant and to have a discussion about their products.
“Blair’s is an important local business in Inverclyde whose products could play a crucial role in the development of the SNP’s plans to build more affordable, safe, quality housing in Scotland.
“Blair’s Windows has a long standing, excellent reputation for the manufacture of timber windows and doors at their plant in Greenock and are members of the Glass and Glazing Federation. Currently, the Greenock plant is involved in developing modern, energy efficient structural windows and doors that are essential in modern homes and commercial buildings.
“The SNP in government has a strong track record on housing – having exceeded our own target to build 30,000 new, affordable homes over the last Parliament and re-started the construction of council housing, with 5000 new council houses.
“A re-elected SNP government will go even further. We have set an ambitious target of delivering at least 50,000 new affordable homes over the course of the next Parliament. Our plans will create 14,000 jobs per annum and deliver a £9bn boost to the economy.
Cabinet Secretary Alex Neil further commented:
“I was delighted to campaign with Stuart today. He’s a strong advocate for Inverclyde and will build on his previous hard work and make a first class constituency MSP.
“The SNP in Government has invested unprecedented amounts of money to eradicating fuel poverty – significantly more than any previous Government in Scotland.
“Since 2009, over half a billion pounds has been allocated to make Scotland’s homes more energy efficient, and over 700,000 of the most vulnerable households in our society have received assistance to help them heat their homes affordably.
“The SNP in Government has also maintained the expenditure available in the budgets that it has under its control, has made available more than £103 million to tackle fuel poverty and energy efficiency in 2016-17.