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

15th Public Petitions Committee Meeting 2014

Date: 15th Meeting, Tuesday 28 October 2014

Location: the Robert Burns Room (Committee Room 1)

Decision on taking business in private
New petitions
Current petitions
Inquiry into tackling child sexual exploitation in Scotland
Scotland's National Action Plan on Human Rights (SNAP)
External research
Work programme

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Public Petitions Committee

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