Proposed Bus Regulation (Scotland) Bill


Iain Gray

Draft Proposal

Proposal for a bill to provide transport authorities with greater powers to set service levels for local bus services, including a power to group profitable routes with non-profitable routes before they are put out to tender with operators.

Lodged 1 May 2013

Accompanied by: Consultation document (1,379KB pdf)

Consultation closed: 11 October 2013

Final Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to extend the powers of transport authorities to regulate bus services through (a) quality contract schemes, (b) quality partnership schemes, and (c) ticketing schemes; and to extend the powers of the Traffic Commissioner in relation to the registration of bus services.

Lodged 4 December 2014

Accompanied by: Summary of Consultation responses (578KB pdf)

Total Supporters: 40

  • Scottish Labour 37
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats 1
  • Scottish Green Party 1
  • Independent 1

For supporters' names see:

Right to introduce Member's Bill secured?


Member's Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?