Since my last post, it has been mostly been all about the buses. I prepared questions for Rhoda to put forward for the Scottish government to answer surrounding the issue of accessibility buses. They were as follows:
- To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce an authorisation system for disabled people or people with a disabled baby allowing them to take non-folding buggies on buses.
- To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce a system limiting styles and sizes of buggies and mobility scooters on buses and trains.
- To ask the Scottish Government how it (a) has provided and (b) will provide information to the public regarding public transport etiquette in relation to disabled people.
- To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to ensure that wheelchair users are given priority in designated wheelchair-user bays on all bus and train services.
- To ask the Scottish Government what help it has provided to each local authority to ensure that all bus and train services are accessible to wheelchair users.
All questions are expected to be answered on the 08/01/14 and the link can be seen here:
I also prepared the motion for Universal Health Coverage Day which can be seen on the same link! I will of course let you all know how they have been answered.
I also finished my Video that I made for my university course about the Parliamentary Internship Pilots – you can check it out here:
It is basically a quick overview of the internships explaining the significance, importance and the need for having persons included in the social model of disability in elected office.
Today was Christmas lunch in the parliament’s canteen, I had turkey with all of the trimming, and I treated myself to a rather tasty trifle for afters. It felt weird wearing my Christmas hat with the likes of Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney in the room.
See you all in 2015!