British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill

Category: Children with disabilities

1st January 2015

A Bill to promote the use of British Sign Language was introduced by Mark Griffin MSP on 29th October 2014 and the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee has issued a call for evidence with a closing date for submissions of 2nd February 2015.

The Bill makes provision for the preparation and publication of a British Sign Language National Plan for Scotland. The Bill requires certain authorities to prepare and publish their own British Sign Language Plans in connection with the exercise of their functions, and to provide for the manner in which such plans are to be prepared, reviewed and updated.

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