Explanatory Notes

Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

2005 asp 12

5 August 2005

Commentary on Sections

Part 3: Miscellaneous

Section 49 Badges for vehicles used for disabled people: change of terminology

119.Section 49 changes the word ‘institution’ to ‘organisation’ in the legislation relating to the disabled person’s badge (known as the Blue Badge Scheme). The change of wording will be reflected on the badge that is affixed to vehicles used for disabled people. The Scottish Executive supported a recommendation, from the Blue Badge review carried out by the Department of Transport. It was felt that “institution” was stigmatising and that “organisation” was preferable.