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.