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PE01632: Concessionary transport for carers


Petitioner: Amanda Macdonald


Date Lodged: 06 December 2016

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to allow free concessionary transport for carers.

Petition History:


02 March 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, Enable Scotland, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland and Carers UK. The Committee also agreed to meet informally with the petitioner. The Official Report 2 March 2017

29 June 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and COSLA. Link to the Official Report 29 June 2017

21 December 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 21 December 2017

26 April 2018: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government has estimated the cost of rolling out to carers both free concessionary transport and transport at a flat rate but does not consider the change called for in the petition to be affordable at this time. In doing so, the Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Government and COSLA to draw their attention to the petition for consideration as part of any future strategies regarding support for carers. Link to the Official Report 26 April 2018

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