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 10 November 2015

  • PE1576 by Owain Martin on blue badges for children with Autism and Down's Syndrome;
  • PE1580 by Sheila Duffy, on behalf of ASH Scotland, on guidance for Parliament staff on international health treaty standards.

Meeting of 27 October 2015

  • PE1573 by Jordan Daly, on behalf of T.I.E. - Time for Inclusive Education, on statutory teaching of LGBTI+ issues;
  • PE1574 by Freda Birrell, on behalf of the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID), on HPV vaccine safety;
  • PE1577 by Rachael Wallace on adult cerebral palsy services.

Meeting of 22 September 2015

  • PE1570 by Alan Lee on parental rights to child contact;
  • PE1571 by John Beattie on food bank funding;
  • PE1572 by Parveen Haq on occupational disclosure in trials and sentencing.

Meeting of 7 September 2015

  • PE1569 by George McKenzie on re-introduction of the Scottish Red Ensign.

Committee Meetings

19th Public Petitions Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 19th Meeting, Tuesday 24 November 2015

Location: the David Livingstone Room (CR6)

Decision on taking business in private
New petitions
Review of the public petitions process

Official Report of Meeting 24 November 2015

20th Public Petitions Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 20th Meeting, Tuesday 01 December 2015

Location: the Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3)

Decision on taking business in private
Continued petitions
Witness expenses

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Monday 7 December 2015.

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Public Petitions Committee

1st Report, 2015 (Session 4): Annual Report 2014-2015

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Contact us

Clerk: Catherine Fergusson

0131 348 5254

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