For details about the latest petitions, how to create your own petition, and other information about how to get involved, please visit the Public Petitions website.
Expected Meeting Schedule
Public Petitions Committee meetings are held on Thursday mornings, usually on a fortnightly basis, and the formal agenda is published on the Committee’s webpage on the preceding Monday.
On the agenda, petitions will be referred to as “new” or “continued”.
- “New” petitions are those that are being formally considered by the Committee for the first time at a Committee meeting.
- “Continued” petitions are those that the Committee has previously considered.
The Committee may decide that, after previous consideration, it wishes to hear evidence from the Scottish Government or other organisations. The Committee can also invite stakeholders, organisations or individuals to provide written submissions. Petitioners always have the opportunity to respond to any written submissions. This creates a “cycle” to the Committee’s consideration of a particular petition, ranging from 8 to 12 weeks, to ensure that it has sufficient evidence to inform its further consideration.
For further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 5186 or by e-mail at: Petitions@parliament.scot