Parliamentary Motions and Questions

Motion S4M-11712: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/11/2014
That the Parliament acknowledges the upcoming match between the Scottish Police Ice Hockey Section and the UK Firefighter Ice Hockey Team, which will take place at Breahead Stadium near Glasgow in commemoration of the people who died in the Clutha Bar incident; notes that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund and the Firefighter’s Charity; remembers those who were injured or lost their lives in the accident, and believes that the tragic incident will remain in the memories of the families affected, the people who helped the emergency services and of Glaswegians.

Motion S4M-11704: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/11/2014
That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership on launching a public survey to examine public views and attitude toward violence against women; understands that this is the first such survey to be carried out by a Scottish local authority with the aim of informing future public campaigns and helping to eradicate violence against women; understands that the survey is just one element of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership’s 16 Days of Action programme; believes that the public survey is a crucial step forward in order to tackle violence against women in the city of Glasgow, and wishes the campaign every success in the future.

Motion S4M-11665: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014
That the Parliament congratulates nine-year-old Cherry Campbell from Glasgow on being named as best performer at the BAFTA Children’s Awards for her role as Katie Morag in the CBeebies show; also congratulates Cherry on becoming what it believes is the youngest-ever winner at the awards; understands that Cherry was seven when she started playing Katie Morag, and recognises the popularity of the show, which was named Children’s Programme of the Year recently at the Scottish BAFTAs.

Motion S4M-11611: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014
That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Glasgow’s Green Year 2015; understands that this will see projects and events that will mark the city’s journey from an industrial powerhouse to a champion of sustainability; believes that Glasgow is striving to become one of Europe’s most sustainable cities by 2020 and that each month in 2015 will have a green theme, such as improving energy efficiency, using water wisely or establishing quality open spaces; understands that a packed calendar of events is being planned around these themes in order to encourage everyone, including businesses, schools and community groups, to get involved; recognises that, as part of the celebrations, a new community park in Camlachie will be opened in order to encourage more people to enjoy outdoor spaces, and hopes that Glasgow can become a model for the rest of the world by showing how going green can be beneficial for the environment and how it can encourage employment in what it considers the thriving renewable energy sector.

Motion S4M-11589: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/11/2014
That the Parliament welcomes the recent ground cutting for the building of 85 new social homes by the Parkhead Housing Association in the east end of Glasgow; notes that the new housing development will be made up of four-storey apartment blocks as well as two-storey semi-detached and terraced family homes; recognises that this development was made possible by £4,808,928 in Development and Regeneration Services funding from Glasgow City Council, and hopes that this will provide good and comfortable homes for people in the Parkhead Housing Association.

Motion S4M-11575: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014
That the Parliament acknowledges that Glasgow has secured the right to host the World Pipe Band Championships until 2021 despite facing tough opposition from Belfast for this honour; recognises that the competition features bands playing in eight different grades with the ultimate winner declared after two days; acknowledges that the event, which has become affectionately known as The Worlds, also features Highland dancing, Highland Games and a specialist food village; commends the hard work of Glasgow Life, which organises the event on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, and acknowledges the support provided by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland.

 

Question S4W-23256: Anne McTaggart, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported increase in prisoners using drugs that have been smuggled in.
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