Proposed British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill

Proposer  Mark Griffin 
Draft Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to promote the use of British Sign Language (BSL) by requiring the Scottish Ministers and relevant public authorities to prepare and publish BSL plans.

Lodged 27 July 2012

Accompanied by: Consultation document (336KB pdf)

Consultation closing date 31 October 2012 has been extended to 7 November 2012.  Consultation closed 7 November 2012

Final Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to promote the use of British Sign Language (BSL) by requiring the Scottish Ministers and relevant public authorities to prepare and publish BSL plans.

Lodged 6 June 2013

Accompanied by:

Summary of consultation responses (124KB pdf)

Total Supporters: 43

  • 13 Scottish National Party
  • 26 Scottish Labour
  • 1 Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
  • 1 Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • 1 Scottish Green Party
  • 1 Independent

For supporters' names see:

Right to introduce Bill secured?  Yes
Bill introduced to give effect to proposal