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PE01421: Fair Ferry Fares


Petitioner: Gail Robertson on behalf of Outer Hebrides Transport Group


Date Lodged: 07 March 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government not to remove Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for freight vehicles that would lead to an increase in fares for commercial traffic to and from the Western Isles and to conduct a socio-economic impact study before any policy changes.

Petition History:


17 April 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (473KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

2 October 2012: The Committee agreed to consider the petition again once the work of the impact study has reported. Link to Official Report 2 October 2012 (436KB pdf)

15 March 2013: The Committee agreed to write to Transport Scotland to seek an update on the publication of the impact study final report and to provide details of its next steps. Link to Official Report 15 March 2013 (438KB pdf)

28 May 2013: The Committee agreed to invite the Leader and Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 28 May 2013 (471KB pdf)

3 September 2013: The Committee took evidence from Councillor Angus Campbell, Leader, and Councillor Norman A Macdonald, Convener, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 3 September 2013 (587KB pdf)

12 November 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that a study on the impact of the removal of RET has been conducted, and a working group will review large commercial vehicle fares. In closing the petition, the Committee agreed to request that Transport Scotland ensures that the working group continues to include the petitioner in its work. Link to Official Report 12 November 2013 (538KB pdf) 

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