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British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015

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3.The Act aims to promote the use and understanding of British Sign Language (“BSL”), principally by means of BSL plans, which are to be published by the Scottish Ministers and specified public authorities. These plans are to be reviewed and updated at regular intervals and reported on via progress reports.

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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