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Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th October 2019.

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Photo of Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrat

I confirm our support for the amendments on the ground of consistency. I support Colin Smyth’s amendments, particularly amendment 138. I agree that the regulations are not the right place to create offences, because, as we know, regulations can only be approved or removed by Parliament— we cannot amend them. The criminal offence really should have been created in the bill, so we agree with the position that Colin Smyth outlined.