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Value Of Citizens Advice Service In Scotland

EDM number 754 in 2012-13, proposed by Sheila Gilmore on 21/11/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Financial services.

That this House congratulates Citizens Advice Scotland on the launch of a new film and report demonstrating the value of the Scottish CAB Service; welcomes the report from the respected Fraser of Allander Institute which shows that the Service, consisting of 61 citizens advice member bureaux giving advice from over 200 service points, contributes 166.2 million to the economy; notes that this financial contribution includes savings of 60 millionin healthcare costs, homelessness services and unemployment benefits which are avoided through the provision of preventative advice; commends the support of 1,246 jobs and 27.4 million in wages across Scotland through the additional 63 million financial income gained for CAB clients through advice and a further 1,092 jobs which are supported or created by the CAB Service as employers; further welcomes the short film, Depend On Us, which highlights the variety of work that citizens advice bureaux deal with and the positive benefits that clients gain from visiting a CAB; and values the work of all those who work in the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Sheila Gilmore21/11/2012Edinburgh EastLabourProposed
Michael Connarty21/11/2012Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSeconded
Lindsay Roy21/11/2012GlenrothesLabourSeconded
Fiona O'Donnell21/11/2012East LothianLabourSeconded
Tom Greatrex21/11/2012Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabourSeconded
Graeme Morrice21/11/2012LivingstonLabourSeconded
Mark Lazarowicz21/11/2012Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/11/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale22/11/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin26/11/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock26/11/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Iain McKenzie26/11/2012InverclydeLabourSigned
Martin Caton27/11/2012GowerLabourSigned
Tom Clarke27/11/2012Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Anne Begg28/11/2012Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards28/11/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Crockart28/11/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark28/11/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/11/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson29/11/2012Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma29/11/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan30/11/2012Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell30/11/2012North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Thurso30/11/2012Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech03/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran04/12/2012Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming04/12/2012Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Pete Wishart10/12/2012Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Sandra Osborne17/12/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Jim McGovern17/12/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned

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