Anne McTaggart MSP – Parliamentary Motions

Motion S4M-11287: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/10/2014
 

That the Parliament supports the call for a new scheme in Glasgow that encourages owners of city centre shops that are lying empty to lease them out on a month-by-month basis; considers that this would allow start-up companies to open shops without being tied into a long-term lease if the business failed and that this would also provide an income for building owners; believes that this scheme would help to keep Glasgow’s main shopping hub vibrant and busy; notes that the call has been made by Dan Hill, a director of the London-based Future Cities Catapult, an organisation that brings a wide range of groups together to develop solutions to the future needs of the city; understands that a similar scheme has been tried out in Australia, which has proved a great success, and hopes that Glasgow follows suit.

 

Motion S4M-11286: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/10/2014
 
That the Parliament congratulates the University of Strathclyde on the 25th anniversary of its Graduate Fair, which is being hosted at the SECC in Glasgow on 22-23 October 2014; understands that it is Scotland’s largest graduate careers event, which now attracts more than 3,500 students annually; considers that the fair is an important opportunity for recent university graduates to find jobs and learn about postgraduate opportunities; believes that companies such as Astra Zeneca, Diageo, Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail, Vodafone and Sky make up some of the 100 private and public sector employers that will be present, and thanks the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, The Herald and the graduate careers website, Prospects, for sponsoring the fair as well as the University of Strathclyde for hosting this important event for students.
 
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