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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10932: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to bring forward a bill to tackle the issue of cars being parked on kerbs, in light of the Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill that was introduced in 2015 but which subsequently fell.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 September 2017

On 31 March, we launched a consultation entitled' Improving Parking in Scotland', which closed on 30 June 2017 for the general public and 31 August for local authorities and Regional Transport Partnerships. The consultation paper considered how parking is managed and enforced across the country.

Our consultation sought views on how we can:

*make parking laws clearer

*identify what parking restrictions and exemptions should apply

*identify the best approach for managing parking, and

*improve the management of displaced vehicles in town centres' while improving accessibility for all.

The findings will inform our policy on how best to manage and enforce parking in Scotland, and will help to develop provisions for a Government Transport Bill and supporting guidance. The Bill and supporting guidance will then be presented for consideration by the Scottish Parliament in this Parliamentary session.