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Holyrood's parking powers bid

A BID to enable Holyrood to tackle the danger to pedestrians of irresponsible parking in Scotland will be debated on Friday at Westminster.

The Responsible Parking (Scotland) Bill, promoted by Mark Lazarowicz, the Labour MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, would amend the 1998 Scotland Act and clarify the powers devolved to Scotland to tackle irresponsible parking such as parking on pavements and at dropped kerbs, as well as double parking.

"This Bill would ensure that the Scottish Parliament has the power to act to tackle irresponsible parking, which can be not just a nuisance but a real danger in the case of the elderly, children and people who may be visually impaired or disabled," explained Mr Lazarowicz.

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