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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01414

East Dunbartonshire Council and Unite Hospitality's Safe Home Campaign

Submitted by: Ross Greer, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Maggie Chapman, Katy Clark, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon (Registered interest ), Gillian Mackay, Rona Mackay, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney (Registered interest ), Mercedes Villalba

That the Parliament notes that East Dunbartonshire Council's Licensing Board has recently brought in additional criteria when considering late opening applications from licensed premises; welcomes that these criteria include late night transport arrangements for employees; notes that this is expected to significantly benefit the safety and wellbeing of hospitality workers, particularly women, who often cannot afford, or access, safe transport options late at night; congratulates Unite Hospitality on this significant win for their Safe Home campaign, and encourages all other local authorities to introduce similar criteria.