Good News for British Sign Language Bill Scotland
Mark Griffin MSP’s groundbreaking British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill is another step closer to becoming reality. One third of Scotland’s 129 MSPs signed up to give the bill their support. 26 Labour, 13 SNP, 1 Conservative, 1 Liberal Democrat, 1 Green and 1 Independent MSP backed Mark’s bill. With 43 MSPs supporting the bill, this far exceeds the requirement for 18 members to back a bill for it to pass to a parliamentary committee. The BSL bill will now be assigned to a committee by the parliament’s Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick MSP.
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