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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16413: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the provision of BSL through community learning and development in each local authority area.

Answered by: Maree Todd 17 May 2018

Local authorities and other listed authorities are required by the British Sign Language (BSL) Scotland Act 20156 to publish a BSL Plan by October 2018, setting out how they will promote and support BSL. These plans could include current or planned provision of BSL though Community Learning and Development.

It is up to local authorities to determine what learning opportunities are provided through Community Learning and Development, and to assess that provision. This information is not held by the Scottish Government.