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Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson (Aberdeenshire West) (SNP) I will be brief, as the minister has given a fairly full and comprehensive opening statement.

I reiterate that the bill’s aim is to improve and support enforcement of the blue badge scheme. We have evidence to suggest that blue badges are being misused on a fairly grand scale, so we need ...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson The evidence and our consultation show that blue badge holders are concerned about misuse. Sometimes the misuse is fraudulent and sometimes it is third party—quite often, third-party misuse takes place without the knowledge of the blue badge holder.

Mr Catchlove’s evidence is probably fai...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson I think that the situation for blue badge holders who are trying to gain access to parking spaces is the same in urban and rural communities. However, it is exacerbated in urban areas because of the number of cars and vehicles that are looking for a limited number of parking spaces.

The i...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson Raising awareness is probably one of the solutions and I think that the bill will assist by introducing enforcement powers. However, much of it is about education and awareness, which means education of the blue badge holders themselves, as well as education of the public at large, on what constitut...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson The convener made a valid point about trying to ensure that the information is accessible to everyone in a format that is readily understood. Perhaps we could look at, for example, the production of a DVD or an audible version to ensure that the information is presented in a concise manner. That cou...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson Absolutely.



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson The purpose of the bill is to ensure that we widen the scope of the enforcement. At the moment, a parking attendant can look at a blue badge and say to the person using it, “I don’t believe that you’re the badge holder,” but they cannot confiscate it, so the person can just drive off and retain the ...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson stated at last week’s meeting that the police would enforce the scheme and that they are committed to doing that. The police are right behind the bill and will continue to be so. Awareness will be raised amongst officers themselves, and I am sure that Police Sc...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson I do not think so. The issue has been well covered.



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Dennis Robertson The minister is right. The fine is £1,000, but we are looking at prevention and reducing the amount of fraud.

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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-09493: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09419: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08939: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08897: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08741: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08662: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08243: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08058: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07996: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07951: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-00611: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02913: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-02782: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02759: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02735: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-18281: Dennis Robertson, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
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