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Parliamentary Recess

The Parliament is in recess from 23 August to 21 September 2014 (inclusive). Any petitions submitted during this period may take some time to appear.

Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 

In accordance with Schedule 4 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 (the Act) any material wholly or mainly relating to the referendum and published between 30 May and 18 September 2014 must contain the author and publisher’s name and address. Any petitions submitted during this period and containing such material must therefore contain a petitioner’s name and address. Any written submissions to individual petitions also containing such material must also include the author’s name and address. If you are petitioning or submitting material on behalf of an organisation, please provide the organisation’s address. 

If you have any questions on this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact the clerking team.

 

Key words: Type key words into the Search box (e.g. school bus safety).

Petition number: If you know the PE number (this is allocated to each petition), you can enter this in the Search box.

Status:

  • Open: A petition collecting signatures online
  • Lodged: The petition is ready to be considered by the Public Petitions Committee or is already at that point and is under active consideration
  • Closed: The petition is no longer being considered

Subject: The subject matter of the petition (e.g. health, transport)

Petitioner: An individual, group of people or organisation that has lodged a petition

 

Note: You can access petitions closed prior to September 2011 via the link below..

http://archive.scottish.parliament.uk/business/petitions/closed/index.htm

Status Title and Petitioner Petition No Signature Closing Date Preview Petition
Open
Stop Public Bearing of Arms by Police
Garry Stagg
PE01532 07/10/2014 Preview
Close Justice

Stop Public Bearing of Arms by Police

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ...

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Open
Remove Charitable Status from Private Schools
Ashley Husband Powton
PE01531 01/10/2014 Preview
Close Education

Remove Charitable Status from Private Schools

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to remo...

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Lodged
Equal rights of appeal in the planning system
Clare Symonds (On behalf of 'Planning Democracy')
PE01534 03/09/2014 Preview
Close Housing Planning

Equal rights of appeal in the planning system

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ...

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Lodged
Abolition of non-residential social care charge...
Jeff Adamson (On behalf of 'Scotland Against the Care Tax')
PE01533 01/09/2014 Preview
Close Health

Abolition of non-residential social care charge...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ...

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Lodged
Guidance on how creationism is presented in sch...
Spencer Fildes (On behalf of 'Scottish Secular Society')
PE01530 04/09/2014 Preview
Close Education

Guidance on how creationism is presented in sch...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to issu...

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Lodged
Enforcement of child court orders
John Ronald
PE01529 04/07/2014 Preview
Close Justice

Enforcement of child court orders

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to stre...

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Lodged
Child court reform
John Ronald
PE01528 04/07/2014 Preview
Close Justice

Child court reform

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amen...

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Lodged
bank deposit protection
Margaret Mackenzie
PE01527 03/07/2014 Preview
Close Justice

bank deposit protection

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to decl...

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Lodged
Making Sex and Relationship Education in Scotla...
Jack Fletcher (On behalf of 'Sexpression:UK')
PE01526 28/06/2014 Preview
Close Education

Making Sex and Relationship Education in Scotla...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to intr...

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Lodged
Access to justice
catherine fraser
PE01525 31/05/2014 Preview
Close Justice

Access to justice

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to chan...

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