Michael Matheson

Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk West

@MathesonMichael

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  • Scottish Parliament: Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 13 Jun 2019

    First, I thank Mark Ruskell for his member’s bill, which has generated a wide-ranging national debate on 20mph speed limits. I have followed the committee’s consideration of the bill closely, and I would like to thank its members for their diligent and comprehensive scrutiny of the bill’s proposals. I note the findings of the committee; I am sure that the committee’s decision was a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 13 Jun 2019

    The committee’s point was about compliance and effective operation. We must have a default speed limit on which we can get greater levels of compliance. The evidence shows that if additional measures are not provided alongside the speed-limit reduction, compliance is not of a good standard. Further consideration would need to be given to the process for, impact of and consequences of a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 13 Jun 2019

    As I have made clear, the Scottish Government supports the introduction of 20mph zones. However, we do not support a one-size-fits-all blanket approach to all restricted roads, which is exactly what the bill proposes.

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Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Central Scotland

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