Petitions (Active)

 

Open petitions with the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Details of petitions referred to this Committee for consideration are outlined below.  

Closed Petitions

Petitions which were considered by the Committee, but which are now closed can be found at the following link:

Closed Petitions considered by the ECCLR Committee

PE01490: Control of Wild Goose Numbers

Lodged 2 September 2013

Petition by Patrick Krause, on behalf of the Scottish Crofting Federation, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to address the problems created by increasing populations of wild geese in the crofting areas as a matter of priority; reassess its decision to stop funding exiting goose management programmes; and assign additional resources to Crop Protection and Adaptive Management programmes to ensure this threat to the future of crofting is averted.

The ECCLR Committee inherited this petition from the Session 4 Committee on Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Consideration of PE01490

During the Committee's discussion of its work programme on 13 September 2016, it decided to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform seeking an update on the issue since it was last considered by the RACCE Committee. 

The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 1 November 2016 and agreed to await the outcome of the SNH review of geese management policy.  It also agreed to write to the petitioner in the meantime seeking his views.

PE01615: State Regulated Licensing System for Gamebird Hunting

Lodged 22 August 2016

Petition lodged by Logan Steele on behalf of Scottish Raptor Study Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement urgent action to introduce a state regulated system of licensing of gamebird hunting, that addresses the potentially adverse environmental impact of gamebird hunting, provides for the revocation or amendment of licences where a licence-holder fails to comply with their terms and conditions, and to implement the recommendations of the Review of Wildlife Crime Penalties in Scotland.

The Committee considered the petition on 31 January 2017 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition.

At its meeting on 28 March 2017, the Committee considered petition PE1615 and agreed to take evidence from the Petitioner, Logan Steele and stakeholders at its next meeting on 18 April 2017. 

The Committee received written evidence from Scottish Land & Estates on 11 April 2017 ahead of the evidence session on 18 April 2017.

On 18 April 2017 the Committee took evidence from the Petitioner Logan Steele and stakeholders. The Committee agreed to consider the Petition at a future meeting.  The meeting papers, official transcript and minutes are availabe here:

 The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 23 May 2017 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition. The Committee also agreed to keep the petition open pending a response from the Cabinet Secretary. The meeting papers and minutes are available here:

On 31 May 2017, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform announcing the publication of Scottish Natural Heritage's report Analyses of the fates of satellite tracked golden eagles in Scotland and setting out new measures in light of the key findings in the report. The Cabinet Secretary references the petition in the letter.

Ahead of its meeting on 23 May 2017, the Committee received the following evidence: 

On 21 June 2017, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition, in response to the letter the Convener sent on 24 May 2017. Read the letter and the response to the Cabinet Secretary:

PE01636: Require single use drinks cups to be biodegradeable

Lodged 20 February 2017

Petition lodged by Michael Traill calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce legislation requiring that all single use drinks cups (including all sleeves, labels & lids) be 100% biodegradable. 

This petition has been referred to the Committee and was considered  initially at its meeting on 26 September 2017.  The meeting papers, official transcript and minutes are available here:

Following consideration of the petition on 26 September 2017, the  Committee has agreed to keep the petition open for further consideration and to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition and seeking details of the relevant work in this area included in the Programme for Government 2017-18.