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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21320: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the retrofitting of changing places toilets in public buildings.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 18 February 2019

Disabled people continue to experience inequality and so cannot enjoy their rights on an equal basis to others. Creating a fairer and more equal society is a priority for this government.

This is why the Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for the introduction of a requirement for changing places toilets in certain types of larger new buildings, with the intent of introducing any requirements in late 2019.

The Scottish Government strongly encourages owners of existing public buildings to consider what could be done to support access to their buildings for all users - particularly regarding installing changing places toilets.

To increase the number of CPTs, officials continue to work very closely with PAMIS ( Promoting A More Inclusive Society ) and key stakeholders focussing on areas in Scotland where there are no CPTs or limited numbers. Information and locations can be found at: http://pamis.org.uk/campaigns/changing-places-toilets/