September

PE1282 Petition on Cessation of Overseas Aid and Donations (96KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to immediately cease overseas aid and donations and apply these funds to the more pressing demands of Scotland.

Published: 30 September 2009

PE1281 Petition on Better Regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation and the Distribution of Licences (103KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make planning permission a pre-requisite of the granting of a HMO licence; amend or enact laws to control HMO density; give councils full powers of closure in instances of illegal or non-compliant multiple occupancy operation and greatly increase fines for same; and deem local residents multiple objections to an application sufficient reason to refuse or renew an HMO licence.

Published: 30 September 2009

PE1280 Petition on Holding Fatal Accident Enquiry when Person from Scotland Dies Abroad (82KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to give the same level of protection to the families of people from Scotland who die abroad as is currently in place for people from England by amending the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 to require the holding of a fatal accident inquiry when a person from Scotland dies abroad.

Published: 30 September 2009

PE1279 Petition on Physical Disability: an End to Ignoring National Reports? (104KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish processes to ensure that health boards and local authorities fully implement the changes recommended in national reports aimed at improving the wellbeing of people with a physical disability.

Published: 23 September 2009

PE1278 Petition on Scotland National Youth Volunteering Opportunities and Policy (96KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to demonstrate how it supports national youth volunteering opportunities which deliver skills development for all young people in Scotland and to develop and implement a national youth volunteering policy for Scotland.

Published: 23 September 2009

PE1276 Petition on the Age of Retirement for Judicial Office Holders (90KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to remove the requirement on judicial office holders, including justices of the peace, to retire at the age of 70.

Published: 18 September 2009

PE1273 Petition on Overnight Running of Freight Trains on the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway Line (83KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take the necessary action and make representations to the appropriate bodies to stop the overnight running of freight trains on the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line.

Published: 15 September 2009

PE1272 Petition on Provision of Out of Hours GP Cover in Remote and Rural Areas (98KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that there is adequate provision for out of hours GP cover in all remote and rural areas in Scotland.

Published: 15 September 2009

PE1271 Petition on Improved Road Safety Measures (80KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate the case for a reduced speed limit and other road safety measures such as crossing points on the A96 trunk road in Mosstodloch to improve road safety for school children and the wider public.

Published: 15 September 2009

PE1274 Petition on Encouraging Blood Donations (90KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a scheme to pay people each time they donate blood and to consider other measures to encourage more people to donate.

Published: 11 September 2009

PE1275 Petition on Equity in Funding for School Visits (94KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that pupils at schools in remote area, such as in the Highlands, are not limited or prevented from visiting educational, cultural, study events in the central belt or lowlands and to demonstrate there is financial equity in terms of meeting the costs of these visits and that location does not limit opportunity.

Published: 10 September 2009

PE1263 Petition on Milk Quotas and Human Rights for Dairy Farmers (97KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to accept that individual dairy farmers have human rights and that these have been breached by the operating rules of the ring fencing mechanism attached to the management of milk quotas which should have been carried out in accordance with objective criteria and in such a way as to ensure equal treatment between farmers and avoid market and competition distortion.

Published: 10 September 2009

PE1261 Petition on Regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) (92KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to promote better regulation of houses in multiple occupation by (a) giving licensing authorities clear powers to refuse to grant HMO licences where this will affect the amenity of the local area or breach planning policy or the requirement for planning permission; (b) ensuring planning permission is a prior condition for all HMO licensing; and (c) introducing more rigorous enforcement of penalties for illegally operated HMOs including powers of closure and substantial financial penalties to contribute towards the cost of enforcement.

Published: 3 September 2009

PE1270 Petition on Provision of Public Toilets Built to the Changing Places Standard (94KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to request that local authorities use British Standard 8300:2009 to ensure that at least one public toilet built to the Changing Places standard is provided within the centre of each town with a population greater than 15,000 and within each new larger and publicly accessible building and complex.

Published: 3 September 2009

PE1269 Petition on Legislation for Same-sex Marriage and Mixed-sex Civil Partnership (88KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend legislation to allow same-sex marriage and mixed-sex civil partnership.

Published: 3 September 2009

PE1268 Petition on Asbestos Management Plans in School Buildings and Action by Local Authorities (90KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take action against those local authorities who have failed to implement robust asbestos management plans and procedures for school buildings containing asbestos and ensure that parents and teachers who require data about asbestos in school buildings held by local authorities have access to this.

Published: 3 September 2009

PE1267 Petition on Inquiry into the Impact of School and Nursery Closures (100KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to conduct a public investigation into the impact the proposed closures of schools and nurseries by local authorities has on education policies, class sizes, children’s health and safety, social inclusion, jobs, and whether the process of consulting with parents and wider communities on the provision of education complies with local authorities’ statutory duties and democratic principles.

Published: 3 September 2009

PE1266 Petition on Procedures to Close Schools and Requirements of Children with Additional Support Needs (86KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Government to establish how the procedures and guidelines used by local authorities to close a school properly reflect the needs of children with additional support needs.

Published: 3 September 2009

PE1264 Petition on Network of National Suggestion Boxes (101KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to set up a network of national suggestion boxes to allow members of the public to submit their comments, ideas and suggestions directly to it.

Published: 3 September 2009