Public Petitions Committee


About The Committee

The Public Petitions Committee considers public petitions addressed to the Parliament.  The Committee meets fortnightly on Tuesday mornings when the Parliament is sitting.  Meetings are open to the public and tickets for the public gallery can be booked up to 7 days in advance from Visitor Services

The agenda and meeting papers are published on this page, normally on the Thursday afternoon before a Tuesday Committee meeting. 

For more details about all petitions under consideration or how to create one, please visit the Public Petitions website.

Current Business

Current Petitions

Most recent new petitions considered by the Committee

Meeting of 12 May 2015

  • PE1560 by John Buston on local authority planning appeals procedure;
  • PE1561 by Karen Gray on pet rabbit welfare.

Meeting of 28 April 2015

  • PE1555 by Siobhan Garrahy on electric shock and vibration collars for animals;
  • PE1556 by John Mayhew, on behalf of the Scottish Campaign for National Parks and the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland on a national parks strategy for Scotland;
  • PE1562 by Alan McLean on perverse acquittal.

Meeting of 31 March 2015

  • PE1549 by Alan Clark Young on concessionary travel passes for war veterans;
  • PE1550 by Andrew Muir, on behalf of Psychiatric Rights Scotland, on Mental Health Act inquiry;
  • PE1554 by Jacq Kelly, on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Disability, on improving the provision of disabled-friendly housing.

Meeting of 17 March 2015

  • PE1548 by Beth Morrison on national guidance on restraint and seclusion in schools;
  • PE1551 by Scott Pattinson on mandatory reporting of child abuse.

Committee Meetings

11th Public Petitions Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 11th Meeting, Tuesday 26 May 2015

Location: the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2)

Continued petitions
New petitions
Continued petitions
Annual report

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Public Petitions Committee

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

Keep up to date

Contact us

Clerk: Anne Peat

0131 348 5254

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