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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

13th Meeting, 2022

Agenda: Consideration of continued petitions, Consideration of new petitions, Work programme

09:30am, 28 September 2022

T1.40-CR5 The Smith Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Lynn Tullis, 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

Carlaw, Jackson

Jackson Carlaw

Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Eastwood (Constituency)

Torrance, David

David Torrance

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Kirkcaldy (Constituency)

Ewing, Fergus

Fergus Ewing

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Inverness and Nairn (Constituency)

Stewart, Alexander

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Sweeney, Paul

Paul Sweeney

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Substitute Members

Dowey, Sharon

Sharon Dowey

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

McNair, Marie

Marie McNair

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency)

Mochan, Carol

Carol Mochan

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Current

Official Reports

Reports

Committee reports

01 June 2022

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Annual Report 2021-22

A report about the work of the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee during the Parliamentary year from 13 May 2021 to 12 May 2022.

Remit

There shall be a committee, the remit of which is 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—

  • decide in a case of dispute whether a petition is admissible
  • decide what action should be taken upon an admissible public petition
  • keep under review the operation of the petitions system
  • to 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.