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PE01549: Concessionary Travel Passes for War Veterans


Petitioner: Mr Alan Clark Young


Date Lodged: 27 February 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that all war veterans that are in receipt of a War Disablement Pension can get Concessionary Travel passes.

Petition History:


31 March 2015: The Committee took evidence from Alan Young. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, Poppyscotland, Help for Heroes, Royal British Legion Scotland and the Scottish Veterans Commissioner. Link to Official Report 31 March 2015

9 June 2015: The Committee agreed to write to Transport Scotland and the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities. Link to Official Report 9 June 2015

6 October 2015: The Committee agreed to write to Transport for London. Link to Official Report 6 October 2015

8 December 2015: The Committee agreed to write to Transport for London. Link to Official Report 8 December 2015 

9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government has set out its position and has no plans to make the changes suggested in the petition and the Committee has therefore taken the petition as far as it can. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016

Written Submissions:

its not much to ask the government to give after what so many veterans gave this country

Robert Hunter

15:29 on 22 Feb 2015

Most worthy cause, just a pity the Government of the day hadn't implemented this already.

Tom Speirs (Ex Black Watch)

14:07 on 20 Feb 2015

Ex Black Watch, as was my Great Grandfather. War veterans give much more than we can imagine.

Christiaan W von Hesse-Nassau

15:12 on 11 Feb 2015

The very least we can give for their service

Robert Shields

12:57 on 11 Feb 2015

Veterans should be given this. The cost will be minimal in relation to other funding..ie foreign and social issues

derek Hughes

19:10 on 10 Feb 2015

I AM assets as being 82% disabled and for the last two years I have not been allowed to have a companion on my card because I don't have full rate DLA so my card is not used as much as I can because it is easier to use the car I have told Scottish transport I have full mobility on my war disability pension as a result of a gunshot wound when I was in the Falklands but they say it makes no difference as the rules say top rate DLA or attendance allowance is this fare to take it away after I have gotten used to having it

Alex wilson

4:14 on 10 Feb 2015

its the least that they can do for any veteran, infact more should be done to help veterans

joe jackson

22:04 on 09 Feb 2015

Scotland differentiates itself by demonstrating that it cares for its people. Let's get this done.

Kenneth Yates

21:01 on 09 Feb 2015

Disgraceful we have to petition for this

William Cummings

9:04 on 07 Feb 2015

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