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Petition by Katy Simmons  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1355  
Petition by Katy Simmons and Scott Currie on behalf of Arran High School pupils and the Arran Youth Forum, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to consider the need to lower the prices for travelling on public transport for all school and further education students age 18 and below.  
Petitioner: Katy Simmons  
On behalf of: Arran High School Pupils and Arran Youth Forum 
Number of signatures: 1  
Date lodged: 8 September 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1355 

Written Questions for PE1355  

Written Submissions for PE1355  

13 September 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Katy Simmons and Scott Currie and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Young Scot, Scottish Youth Parliament, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and a selection of transport operators (Stagecoach, ScotRail, First Group, Calmac) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 13 September 2010 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to Stagecoach, ScotRail and Strathclyde Passenger Transport seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government already offers a concessionary fares scheme for travel on bus, ferry and rail to Scottish residents aged 16 to 18 and full-time Scottish resident volunteers (i.e. those working 30+ hours a week) aged 19 to 25. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

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