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VALUE OF CITIZENS ADVICE SERVICE IN SCOTLAND

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 28.11.2012
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 30.11.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 27.11.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 28.11.2012
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 27.11.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 21.11.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 22.11.2012
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 28.11.2012
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 29.11.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 26.11.2012
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 04.12.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 28.11.2012
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 21.11.2012
Greatrex, Tom Labour Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 21.11.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 26.11.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 04.12.2012
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 21.11.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 03.12.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.11.2012
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 17.12.2012
McKenzie, Iain Labour Party Inverclyde 26.11.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 22.11.2012
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 21.11.2012
O'Donnell, Fiona Labour Party East Lothian 21.11.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 17.12.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 21.11.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 29.11.2012
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 30.11.2012
Thurso, John Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 30.11.2012
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 10.12.2012