Under consideration PE2079: Introduce legislation to provide for exemptions in paying medical facility parking charges and to create a new classification of parking badge for care-givers.

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to ask the Scottish Government to bring forward primary legislation to provide for exemptions in paying medical facility parking charges and to create a new classification of parking badge for care-givers.

Previous action taken

Correspondence to MSP's, drafted a proposal and proposed bill; and currently seeking the feedback on said proposal from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care and the Minister for Transport.

Background information

It is imperative to ensure equitable access to medical facilities for all individuals whilst acknowledging the undue financial and physical encumbrances that parking charges levy upon individuals seeking medical care, in particular those grappling with disabilities or acting in a care-givers role; people with constrained financial means; or those providing transport support to others for medical reasons. For these reasons the Scottish Government should introduce legislation to provide for exemptions in paying medical facility parking charges and to create a new classification of parking badge for care-givers.

  • Created by Martin James Keatings
  • Considered from 18 January 2024
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