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Parliamentary Recess 

The Parliament is in recess from 28 June 2014 to 3 August 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
Guidance on how creationism is presented in sch...
Spencer Fildes (On behalf of 'Scottish Secular Society')
PE01531 03/09/2014 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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Lodged
Free Wi-Fi in Scottish public buildings
James Macfarlane
PE01524 27/05/2014 Preview
Close People Communities

Free Wi-Fi in Scottish public buildings

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

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Lodged
Give the Tinkers' Heart of Argyll back to the T...
Jess Smith
PE01523 29/05/2014 Preview
Close Culture Sport

Give the Tinkers' Heart of Argyll back to the T...

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

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Lodged
Improving bulk fuel storage safety
Simon Brogan
PE01522 16/04/2014 Preview
Close Environment Energy

Improving bulk fuel storage safety

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

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Lodged
No More Page 3 in the Scottish Sun and Scottish...
George Eckton and Jane O Donnell
PE01521 20/05/2014 Preview
Close Equalities

No More Page 3 in the Scottish Sun and Scottish...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the editorial team of the Sun a...

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