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Chamber and committees

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • all public petitions submitted to the Parliament and determines if they meet the rules
  • deciding what actions should be taken for all public petitions which meet the rules
  • reviewing the operation of the public petitions system
  • any other forms of public engagement the committee decides to undertake

View current and previous petitions on the public petitions system

Next meeting

14th Meeting, 2023

Agenda: Decision on taking business in private, Pre-Budget Scrutiny, Inquiry into A9 Dualling Project, Consideration of continued petitions, Consideration of new petitions, Public Participation Inquiry

10:00am, 04 October 2023

T1.40-CR5 The Smith Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Andrew Mylne, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5254 Find out about call charges.

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Current Members

Jackson Carlaw

Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Eastwood (Constituency)

David Torrance

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Kirkcaldy (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Fergus Ewing

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Inverness and Nairn (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Substitute Members

Marie McNair

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency)

Oliver Mundell

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Dumfriesshire (Constituency)

Paul Sweeney

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Committee work

Current

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Continued Petitions, New Petitions

Meeting date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Continued Petitions, New Petitions

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Decisions on Taking Business in Private, Continued Petitions, New Petitions

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Continued Petitions, New Petitions

Meeting date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Decisions on Taking Business in Private, Continued Petitions, New Petitions

Meeting date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Continued Petitions, New Petitions

Reports

Remit

To consider public petitions addressed to the Parliament in accordance with these Rules (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A) and, in particular, to—

(a) decide in a case of dispute whether a petition is admissible;

(b) decide what action should be taken upon an admissible public petition; and

(c) keep under review the operation of the petitions system.

(d) consider and report on public policy or undertake post-legislative scrutiny through the use of deliberative democracy, Citizen’s Assemblies or other forms of participative engagement.