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Stage 1 scrutiny by the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee (lead committee)

This page covers consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 only.

Read further information on the other stages of the Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 21)

The role of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, as lead Committee, was to consider and report to the Parliament on the general principles of the Bill.

Timetable

The Committee has completed its scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1 and has reported to the Scottish Parliament. 

Read the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee‘s 1st Report, 2007 (Session 3), (SP Paper 21)

Evidence

Written evidence


The Committee issued a call for evidence on 4 September 2007. 

Read the call for evidence


Read the written submissions received

Read the supplementary written evidence received

Oral evidence


The Committee took oral evidence at its meetings on 11, 18, and 25 September and 2 October 2007.


Read the meeting papers and the Official Reports

Report

The Committee published its report to the Scottish Parliament on the general principles of the Bill on 7 November 2007. 

Read the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change’s, 1st Report, 2007 (Session 3), (SP Paper 21)

Read the news release about the report

Responses

Read the Scottish Government response to the Stage 1 Report on the Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill - 13 November 2007

Read the Scottish Government follow up response to the Stage 1 Report on the Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill - 27 November 2007

Stage 1 debate

Consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 concluded with the debate in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament on 15 November 2007. 

Read the Official Report of the Stage 1 debate on the Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill

Additional information

Read a research briefing on the Bill by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (pdf 132kb)

Contact: for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 5229 or by e-mail at: ticc.committee@scottish.parliament.uk.