About the Bill
The Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 28 February 2017 by Gillian Martin MSP. The purpose of the Bill is to require that all dedicated home-to-school transport service vehicles are fitted with seat belts.
Read the Bill and other documents
A number of associated impact assessments were also provided to the Committee by Gillian Martin MSP to accompany the Bill documents.
|1 March 2017
| 9 March 2017
||Launch of Call for Evidence
| 15 March 2017
||Evidence session with Bill Team
| 29 March 2017
||Evidence session with Local Authorities
| 14 April 2017
||End to Call for Evidence
| 19 April 2017
||Evidence session with School, Parent and Youth Groups
| 26 April 2017
||Evidence session with Member in Charge
At its meeting on 28 June 2017, the Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2. You can read the Minutes and Official Report of the meeting here:
On 9 November 2017, Parliament considered the Bill at Stage 3.
Bill (As Passed) (252KB pdf) posted 10 November 2017
Official Report and Minutes
The Bill was passed and received Royal Assent on 18 December 2017.
Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Act 2017
The Committee issued a call for evidence, which ran from 8 March to 14 April 2017.
Read the submissions received
The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Bill on 12 May 2017.
The Committee received the Scottish Government's response on 15 May 2017
The Stage 1 Debate on the Bill took place on Tuesday 23 May 2017. You can read the Official Report of the debate here:
Official Report, 23 May 2017