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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04424: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review allowing local authorities to charge people a fee for Blue Badge scheme applications.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 November 2016

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 gave local authorities the discretion to charge a fee not exceeding £20 for the issue or re-issue of a blue badge. A charge may only be made only when an application is successful and a blue badge is issued. We have no plans to review this grant of discretion to local authorities.