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Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (Day 2)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10th October 2019.

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Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour

If I heard Murdo Fraser correctly, he said that the “majority” of respondents were in favour, but at stage 2, he said:

“In the consultation that I ran as part of my member’s bill proposal, 35 per cent of respondents were in favour of keeper liability, 33 per cent were opposed”.—[

Official Report, Rural Affairs and Connectivity Committee

, 26 June 2019; c 8.]

It is not the case that a majority of respondents were in favour of the proposal. I understand why: people are not in favour of keeper liability because they are frightened of what it actually means.