Parliamentary Motions and Questions

Motion S4M-11460: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014

That the Parliament welcomes what it considers the continued success of the affordable warmth dividend for Glasgow’s older citizens; notes that, for the fourth year running, Glasgow City Council is offering every resident aged 80 and over money to help heat their homes during the winter; acknowledges that the affordable warmth dividend was introduced in 2011 by the council leader, Gordon Matheson, as part of the council’s efforts to eradicate fuel poverty in the city; recognises that around 44,000 of Glasgow’s most vulnerable older people have taken up the offer and received the £100 payment since it was introduced; understands that Glaswegians struggle to heat their homes adequately and the older residents are most at risk, and hopes that Glasgow City Council will continue to help older people to keep warm without worrying about how they can afford their heating bills.

Motion S4M-11424: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014

That the Parliament welcomes the online petition system that has been introduced by Glasgow City Council; understands that it is very similar to that used by the Public Petitions Committee, allows the public a voice in the legislative process and will help citizens to take action to help improve their communities, and believes that, with only 25 signatures required for them to be considered by the council, many petitions will be able to be successfully brought forward.

Question S4W-23016: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2014

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the reported increase in Glasgow of purchases of illegal tobacco.
Current Status: Expected Answer date 19/11/2014

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