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Glasgow 44th Scout Hall

EDM number 81 in 2017-19, proposed by Patrick Grady on 28/06/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families and Voluntary organisations.

That this House is deeply concerned by reports that the 44th Glasgow Scout Hall in the Kelvindale area of the city is under threat; recognises that the scout hall on this land was first founded in the 1950s, with a new premises being built by the Scout Association in 1994 following a fire; further recognises that the 44th Glasgow Scout Group took over ownership of the hall in 2003 at a time when it was vacant and in a state of disrepair and have subsequently upgraded the premises to meet Care Commission standards; understands that the land owners Mactaggart and Mickel now wish to develop or dispose of the land and appear to have originally stated that there would be no future provision for the scout hall; welcomes a recent statement by Mactaggart and Mickel indicating that following careful consideration and discussions with Glasgow City Council, the company is willing to consider all options for the scout group which includes replacement or relocation if a suitable facility can be found; appreciates that the scout hall has been an invaluable local resource for many years in an area which has very limited equivalent community facilities and acknowledges the strength of feeling among the local community that the scout hall must be retained; notes that Mactaggart and Mickel have previously quoted a disproportionate cost for the scouts group to buy the land which far exceeds the valuation made by the group's own qualified surveyor and takes no account of the significant expenditure that the group have incurred to refurbish the hall; and encourages all parties to engage in constructive discussions to find a solution which retains a scout hall as a community resource for future generations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Patrick Grady28/06/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Carol Monaghan28/06/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon29/06/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Stewart McDonald29/06/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Angela Crawley29/06/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law29/06/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
John McNally29/06/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens29/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day29/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss29/06/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara29/06/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman29/06/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/07/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant04/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray04/07/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
David Linden04/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Paul Sweeney05/09/2017Glasgow North EastLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney14/09/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned

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