Public Petitions Committee


About The Committee

The purpose of the Public Petitions Committee is to consider public petitions addressed to the Parliament. The Committee will decide in a case of dispute whether a petition is admissible, what action should be taken upon an admissible public petition and it will keep under review the operation of the petitions system. A petition may be brought by an individual person (other than a member), a body corporate or an unincorporated association of members.

Where do I find information on how to submit my petition?

The 'Get Involved' series of information guides includes leaflets on the public petitions process. You can access these via the 'Visit and Learn' website. The leaflets are available in a range of languages and formats including British Sign Language.

How do I lodge my petition?

You can lodge your petition using the Parliament’s online petitions system by creating an account and completing the online template to submit it to the clerks to the Committee. The system has a facility to host petitions and gather signatures.

Alternatively, you can complete the Word template (61KB) and then e-mail it to the clerks to the Committee: 

Current Business

Committee Meetings

1st Public Petitions Committee Meeting

Date: 1st Meeting, Tuesday 13 January 2015

Location: the Adam Smith Room (CR5)

The next meeting of the Public Petitions Committee is on Tuesday 13 January 2015.

The agenda and papers for the meeting will be available here from the afternoon of Thursday 8 January 2015.

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Public Petitions Committee

2nd Report, 2014 (Session 4): Annual Report 2013-2014