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GOVAN LAW CENTRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 45: tabled on 19 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the work of the Govan Law Centre in providing debt advice services to thousands of Glasgow's and Scotland's citizens; notes newly-published figures by Glasgow's Financial Inclusion Partnership that in the financial year 2015-16, the Govan Law Centre manged almost £5.5 million of housing debt for its clients, and that this work has prevented many citizens from being made homeless; further notes the Govan Law Centre's work in its prevention of homelessness project, Rights Hubs and its variety of other services, including a national Education Law Unit, which includes specialist Scotland-wide services for children and young people with additional support needs, partnership working with the Ayrshire Homelessness and Prevention Service, a partnership project with Children 1st and its Public Interest Litigation Unit, and specialist services at the Govanhill Law Centre; and praises the work of the Govan Law Centre and the assistance it provides to the most vulnerable and the poorest in society.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.