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PE01367: Ban Mosquito devices now

Equalities

Petitioner: Andrew Deans MSYP on behalf of Scottish Youth Parliament

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 15 October 2010

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban the use of the ‘Mosquito’ and other such devices which emit a loud, unpleasant, high-pitched noise designed to be heard only by those under 25.

Petition History:

Summary:

29 October 2010: The Committee took evidence from Andrew Deans MSYP and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Scottish Retail Consortium, Federation of Small Businesses, Association of Scottish Community Councils, Scottish Police Federation, COSLA, Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland, Health Protection Scotland, National Autistic Society and a selection of local authorities (Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 29 October 2010 (500KB pdf)

11 January 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 11 January 2011 (620KB pdf)

22 February 2011: The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Community Safety to give oral evidence at its meeting on 8 March 2011. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011 (450KB pdf)

8 March 2011: The Committee took evidence from Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety; John Brownlie, Community Safety Unit; and Scott Wood, Children's Rights and Wellbeing Team, Scottish Government. The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to this petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011 (600KB pdf)

20 September 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the National Autistic Society, the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, the Association of Scottish Community Councils, the Federation of Small Businesses, COSLA, Compound Security Systems and distributors of the Mosquito device seeking responses to specific points. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 (530KB pdf) 

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to invite Compound Security Systems, the National Autistic Society and the petitioner to give oral evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011 (520KB pdf)

21 February 2012: The Committee took evidence from Andrew Deans MSYP, Petitioner, Lisa Sturgess, Regional Officer, National Autistic Society and Howard Stapleton, Managing Director, Compound Security Systems Ltd. Link to Official Report 21 February 2012 (429KB pdf)

6 March 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and COSLA. Link to Official Report 6 March 2012 (285KB pdf)

15 May 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 15 May 2012 (378KB pdf)

4 September 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the UK Goverment and to invite the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs to give oral evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 4 September 2012 (317KB pdf)

30 October 2012: The Committee took evidence from Roseanna Cunningham, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs and John Brownlie, Policy Manager, Community Safety Unit, Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 30 October 2012 (474KB pdf)

30 October 2012 (in private): The Committee considered the evidence received at agenda item 4. The Committee agreed to bring all the evidence received and the official report of this meeting to the attention of Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Minister for Children and Young People.

19 February 2013: The Committee agreed to consider the petition again at its joint sitting with the Scottish Youth Parliament on 1 March 2013. Link to Official Report 19 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

1 March 2013: The Committee took evidence from Andrew Deans MSYP. The Committee agreed to defer further consideration of this petition until the Scottish Youth Parliament has gathered evidence. Link to Official Report 1 March 2013 (507KB pdf)

30 April 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government has set out why it does not intend to legislate at this time. In closing the petition, the Committee also agreed to forward the petitioner's latest response to the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs. Link to Official Report 30 April 2013 (484KB pdf)    

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