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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01658

East Dunbartonshire Council Licensing Board

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Katy Clark, Pam Gosal, Paul Sweeney

That the Parliament understands that East Dunbartonshire Council's Licensing Board is the first in Scotland to agree to implement additional criteria for late licence applications for licensed premises, which seeks to support both hospitality businesses and hospitality workers; acknowledges the work of Cllr Alan Moir in advocating for these changes over many years; notes that transport home for workers after a late shift will be a key condition of a late licence in the area, which it believes will be to the benefit of all those working at such venues, particularly younger workers and women; believes that this will create a benefit for businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but also increase the safety of workers, and considers that other licensing boards across the West Scotland region and more widely should look at introducing such policies.