Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill


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.

Stage 1

1 March 2017  Approach paper 
 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 


Stage 2

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:


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