October

PE1211 Petition on Courier Company Delivery Charges in Highlands and Islands (68KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate whether economic, business and social development is being constrained by the charges levied by some courier companies delivering to areas of Scotland such as the Highlands and Islands.

Published: 31 October 2008

PE1210 Petition on Beneficiaries' Rights Under Succession Law (35KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that the rights granted under the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 are enforced and that any beneficiary who has been denied their rights due to non compliance with the Act are identified and compensated.

Published: 31 October 2008

PE1204 Petition on Support and Promotion of Bone Marrow Services (35KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to recognize and promote the life saving impacts that bone marrow testing and donation can have on people with life threatening illness and provide adequate funding to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service to support bone marrow services and encourage more donors.

Published: 29 October 2008

PE1197 Petition on Unrestricted Access to Legal Representation (30KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reform the legal system to adopt the Scandinavian system of allowing unrestricted access to legal representation before the court for example by allowing non-lawyers to appear in court on behalf of other parties.

Published: 28 October 2008

PE1209 Petition on Protection of Robert the Bruce's Castle Gardens, Ayrshire (23KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take all necessary action to protect Robert the Bruce's castle gardens in Ayrshire.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1208 Petition on Discharge of a Repairing Standard Enforcement Order (23KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend all relevant legislation to ensure that it is the Private Rented Housing Committee, and not the private tenant, that is cited as respondent/defender in any appeal by a private owner/landlord to discharge a Repairing Standard Enforcement Order.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1207 Petition on Planning Permission in High Flooding Risk Areas (23KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review Scottish Planning Policy 7 Planning and Flooding to ensure that no new developments are built on areas which the Scottish Environment Protection Agency designate as high flood risk.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1206 Petition on Equal Access to Public Transport Operators for Parents and Carers of Babies and Young Children (26KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to encourage public transport operators and appropriate stakeholders to provide parents and carers of babies and young children with equitable access to public buses when using prams, travel systems and buggies.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1205 Petition on Loss of Sports Facilities (85KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to clarify how the commitment to ensure a local, regional and national lasting legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games and promote sport and healthy living can be delivered in light of recent decisions by particular local authorities to reduce the provision of local, regional, and national level sports facilities, and how it will engage with local authorities on this, including providing adequate funding, to ensure that the existing range and level of sports facilities is not diminished through, for example, their sale for private housing.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1203 Petition on Review of Ferry Services and Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) (34KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to commence a review of ferry services to develop a long-term strategy for lifeline services to 2025 and provide an immediate minimum discount of 40% on ferry fares.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1202 Petition on Removal of Permitted Development Rights of Port Authorities (24KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to remove the general permitted development rights of port authorities.

Published: 22 October 2008

PE1193 Petition on Provision for Subject Specialist Schoolteachers in Local Authority Schools (39KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create a ‘parents contract’ whereby local authority schools are legally required to provide that the core skills of each subject incorporated in the school curriculum are taught by a teacher specialising in that subject.

Published: 22 October 2008