Transport (Scotland) Bill call for views

The Transport (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution,  Derek Mackay MSP, on 8 June 2018. It makes provision for low emission zones; to make provision for and in connection with the powers of local transport authorities in connection with the operation of local bus services in their areas; to make provision about arrangements under which persons may be entitled to travel on local bus and other transport services; to prohibit the parking of vehicles on pavements and prohibit double parking; to make provision in connection with the status of the office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner, the Commissioner’s functions and the regulation of road works; to make provision in connection with regional Transport Partnerships and to adjust the number of members on the British Waterways Board.

As with all bills, the Finance and Constitution Committee invites written evidence on the estimated financial implications of the Bill as set out in its accompanying Financial Memorandum (FM).

Transport (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum (612KB pdf posted 11 June 2018)

FM questionaire


The call for written views closed on 21 September 2018. Eleven responses were received from the following:

Aberdeen City Council (47KB pdf)

Living Streets Scotland (66KB pdf)

Confederation of Passenger Transport Scotland (48KB pdf) 

Aberdeenshire Council (169KB pdf)

South Ayrshire Council (149KB pdf)

East Ayrshire Council (152KB pdf)

Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) (140KB pdf)

TACTRAN (189KB pdf) 

South Lanarkshire Council (150KB pdf)

Cycling Scotland (161KB pdf)

Road Haulage Association (140KB pdf)


Following an evidence session on 14 November 2018, the Committee wrote to the lead committee on issues raised during discussion.

 For enquiries please contact the clerking team of the Committee via email at [email protected] or call 0131 348 5215.

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