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Petition by Mr Ron Beaty  
 
Open Petitions - Petition PE1223  
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take all appropriate action, whether through amending guidance, contracts, agreements or legislation, to require local authorities to install proper safety signage and lights on school buses, to be used only when school children are on the bus when necessary, and make overtaking a stationary school bus a criminal offence.  
Petitioner: Mr Ron Beaty  
Number of signatures: 509  
Date lodged: 6 January 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1223 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1223  

Written Questions for PE1223  

13 January 2009 :   The Committee affirmed the principles raised in this petition and agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in it from the Scottish Government, the Department for Transport, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and a selection of local authorities. Link to Official Report 13 January 2009 

30 March 2009 :   The Committee took oral evidence from Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure & Climate Change.<Link to Official Report 30 March 2009  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to take consideration of both petitions forward through a round table discussion at a future meeting. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

15 December 2009 :   The Committee took evidence from Malcolm Bruce MP, Garth Goddard, Ewan Wallace, Josh Kane MSYP and Ron Beaty and agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Department for Transport seeking responses to issues raised during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 15 December 2009 

15 March 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 15 March 2010 

15 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Society of Chief Officers of Transportation Road Safety and Working Group, the Department for Transport, Strathclyde Police Force and Cumbria Police Force seeking a response to specific points. It also agreed to invite the Clerk to prepare and submit a paper on the future consideration of both petitions. <Link to Official Report 15 June 2010 

29 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport in the Department for Transport, the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police and the Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary to invite them to give evidence at its meeting on 26 October. <Link to Official Report 26 June 2010  

26 October 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport; Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, Scottish Government; Chief Superintendent Charlie Common, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland and Chief Constable Mick Giannasi, Association of Chief Police Officers, and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Department for Transport, Association of Chief Police Officers and the Welsh Assembly Government seeking responses to specific points.  

25 January 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Aberdeenshire Council seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 25 January 2011" 

22 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure to give oral evidence at its meeting on 8 March 2011. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011" 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee took evidence from Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure; Jill Mulholland and Ian Robertson, Road Safety Team, Scottish Government. The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to these petitions. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

28 June 2011 :   The Committee took evidence from Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Housing and Transport; Michelle Campbell, Road Safety Policy and Communications Manager; and Ian Robertson, Road Safety Policy Officer, Transport Scotland and agreed to continue the petition and write to the Scottish Government seeking futher information on specific issues. Link to Official Report 28 June 2011" 

 
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