Blue Badge scheme Bill receives third reading

Besi Besemar January 15, 2013


Simon Kirby MP’s Disabled Person’s Parking Badges Bill will receive its Third Reading in the House of Lords at 3.15pm this afternoon. Simon is the MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven.

The Bill has received widespread support in both the Commons and the Lords and was able to bypass a Committee Stage in the Lords as Peers backed Mr Kirby’s proposals without amendment.

The Third Reading is the final stage of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, and the last point at which Peers are able to make amendments to the legislation. Should the Bill pass its Third Reading it will hopefully go on to receive Royal Assent and become law.

Simon said:

“This Bill will make significant improvements to the Blue Badge scheme, making it much better for disabled people who rely on the availability of disabled parking spaces. I am delighted that it has been so well received in both Houses of Parliament, which has allowed it to progress so far. It is now on the verge of becoming law, which is fantastic news for genuine users of disabled parking spaces in my constituency and across England and Wales.”