Call for evidence on the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009

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The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has today, 6 February 2017, launched a call for written evidence as part of its post legislative scrutiny of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009. The Act received Royal Assent on 1 April 2009 and we want to hear your thoughts on how it is working.

Organisations and individuals are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee setting out their views on whether the Act has achieved its objective to prevent disabled persons’ parking places being occupied by those that are not entitled to use them by making all permanent disabled street parking places enforceable.

It would be helpful if written submissions could address the following questions:

  • Do you think the Act has achieved its aim of preventing disabled person’s parking spaces being used by those who are not entitled to?
  • How well is the local authority in your area carrying out its duties required by the Act to convert all advisory on-street disabled persons’ parking places into enforceable parking places, unless they are no longer required?
  • Any other issues relating to the Act which you wish to bring to the attention of the Committee?

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday 20 March 2017.

How to submit your evidence

Submissions should be limited to no more than six pages of A4. Responses should be sent, wherever possible, electronically and in MS Word format to the following email address:

Before submitting your evidence please read the Parliament’s policy on treatment of written evidence by subject and mandatory committees (see below). Responses can also be sent by post to: Clerk to the Local Government and Communities Committee Office Room T3.60 Scottish Parliament Edinburgh EH99 1SP.

Written submissions will be made public on the Committee’s webpage. If you do not wish your response to be made public, please contact the clerks to discuss (you may wish to refer to the Parliament’s policy on handling information received in response to calls for evidence).

The Committee welcomes written evidence in English, Gaelic or any other language.

If you have any further questions regarding the Committee’s work on this inquiry, please contact the Committee clerking team at the above e-mail address or call 0131 348 5206.

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