19 December 2012
A draft proposal for a Member’s Bill to strengthen enforcement powers in the Blue Badge Scheme is being taken forward by Dennis Robertson MSP.
Mr Robertson has lodged his proposal for a Blue Badge Bill in the Scottish Parliament. A consultation paper has been issued to seek views on options for legislation.
The Scottish Government will support Mr Robertson with the consultation process which will include engagement with stakeholders on his proposals.
Keith Brown, Minister for Transport and Veterans, said:
“The Blue Badge Scheme is a lifeline for thousands of disabled people in Scotland. The Scheme has just gone through a period of major reform and it makes sense to consult on options for tightening enforcement powers. This will enable consideration to be given to how best to ensure that these crucially important parking concessions are used for the purpose for which they were intended – to help severely disabled people retain their independence and live full lives.”
A copy of the consultation can be found on the Scottish Parliament’s website.