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PE01425: Adverse impact of DVLA local office closures

Business Industry

Petitioner: Maureen Harkness

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 13 March 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make representations to the UK Government in relation to the future of all five DVLA local offices in Scotland given the adverse impact that the closure of any or all the offices would have on the economy, safety and customer service to all Scottish residents.

Petition History:

Summary:

1 May 2012: The Committee took evidence from Maureen Harkness, William Telfer and Finn Mackenzie. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the UK Department for Transport. Link to Official Report 1 May 2012 (399KB pdf)

4 September 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the Scottish Motor Trade Association and to invite the UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport to give oral evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 4 September 2012 (317KB pdf)

13 November 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition under Rule 15.6.2 to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. Link to Official Report 13 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

12 December 2012: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking an update on its engagement on the subject. Link to Official Report 12 December 2012 (492KB pdf) 

The Scottish Government response can be accessed below:

27 February 2013: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to keep a watching brief on the issue by requesting a copy of the Transport Scotland response to the UK Government consultation. Link to Official Report 27 February 2013 (571KB pdf)

25 September 2013: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to write to a number of stakeholder organisations regarding concerns about potential job losses, and impact on the business and transport sectors. Link to Official Report 25 September 2013 (364KB pdf)

28 May 2014: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to close the petition. Link to Official Report 28 May 2014 (459KB pdf)

Link to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee's consideration of the petition.

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