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Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014


3.The Act amends section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (the 1970 Act) in order to help tackle blue badge misuse. It will provide additional powers to local authorities and the police to enforce the blue badge scheme in Scotland.  It will strengthen current enforcement powers, including the ability to cancel or confiscate a badge in certain circumstances and will provide for security features of the blue badge format to be approved administratively by the Scottish Ministers.  The Act also provides for regulations to be made to ensure that people refused a blue badge on eligibility grounds are entitled to seek a review of the decision from the local authority.

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