Petitions briefings published in January 2011

PE1388 Petition on Repeal of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 (96KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government  to repeal the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980, end self-regulation, and remove the independence of the legal profession, bringing it onside with true democracy.

Published: 18 January 2011

PE1386 Petition on Establishment of Further Spatially Separated Static Gear Only Inshore Fisheries (93KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review and pilot the establishment of further spatially separated static gear only inshore fisheries to improve fisheries management.

Published 18 January 2011

PE1385 Petition on Support in Schools for Pupils with Asthma (102KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to 1) Provide appropriate support and training to school staff to ensure that all schools create and implement a policy to support school pupils with asthma; 2) implement a set of consistent national standards for asthma services in schools; 3) increase the number of school nurses trained to treat asthma; and 4) ensure that school inspections measure the performance of schools in supporting children with asthma.

Published: 18 January 2011

PE1387 Petition on Creation of a Permanent Interpretation and Education Centre for the Battle of Prestonpans (93KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide financial support for the creation of a permanent interpretation and education centre close to the site of the Battle of Prestonpans.

Published: 17 January 2011

PE1383 Petition on Better Protection for Wild Land (133KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to improve the protection for the best areas of wild land by introducing a new national environmental designation.

Published: 14 January 2011

PE1382 Petition on Review of the Schools Consultation (Scotland) Act 2010 and Accompanying Guidance (100KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish government to (1) provide a right of appeal by stakeholders regarding breaches of the Schools Consultation (Scotland) Act 2010; (2) provide a clear protocol over the mechanism to change closure proposal papers after the consultation period has commenced; (3) place a legislative requirement on local authorities to provide stakeholders with full access to all supporting evidence; (4) provide for a fair, open and independent consultation process; and (5) clarify the requirements of the Educational Benefits Statement, these objectives aimed at strengthening the Act and accompanying guidance to ensure there is greater clarify over the requirements and expectations of a local authority when considering a school closure proposal.

Published: 12 Jannuary 2011

PE1384 Petition on Provision of Speech and Language Therapy Services (124KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to demonstrate how its policies and guidelines ensure local authorities and NHS boards protect provision of quality speech and language therapy services for all people with speech/language communication support needs and/or swallowing difficulties.

Published: 11 January 2011

PE1381 Petition on Education Provision for Children and Young People Absent from School due to Illness (93KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish government to (a) demonstrate how all local authorities are consistently complying with the duties imposed on them by sections 1(1) and 14(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and section 2 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 in respect of all children and young people who are absent from school through ill health, regardless of where they live or where they are being treated and (b) review the Guidance on the Education of Children Absent from School through ill-health (circular 5/2001).

Published: 10 January 2011