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Turn2Us Campaign Motion, 16//01/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 16 January 2015 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on Turn2Us Campaign. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes with concern the figures issued by the charity, Turn2Us, during its ongoing campaign, Cut out the Cold, showing that 77% of the low-income families in Scotland struggled to pay their energy bills in 2014; understands that over half of these families cut back on food and one in six took day-to-day loans to cover the costs; further understands that over one million families are struggling in fuel poverty and that this situation can have a detrimental impact on health and wellbeing, especially among children; notes that, according to Turn2Us, almost two thirds of the families do not know that help exists, and hopes that the Cut out the Cold campaign, which aims to raise awareness of financial support available to families, will be successful.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 16 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 16 January 2015