Public Petitions

 

Timetable

Details of petitions referred to the Education and Skills Committee for consideration are outlined below

Open petitions with the Education and Skills Committee 

PE01694: Free Instrumental Music Services 

Date Lodged: 19 June 2018 

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to change the law to ensure that musical instrument tuition is available as of right to all children attending state schools in Scotland who wish it, free of charge.

The petition history and submissions are here

The Education and Skills considered the petition at it meeting on 23 January 2019. The Committee decided to keep the petition open until the Committee had responses in respect to its report on Music Tuition in schools.

The Education and Skills Committee will consider this petition at its meeting on the 29th May 2019.

The video of the meeting can be viewed here

The Committee considered the petition and although the Committee agreed to close the petition on the basis of the parliamentary work undertaken in relation to the aims of the petition. The Committee also agreed to monitor the progress of a legal challenge on charging for instrumental music tuition and reserves the right to revisit this issue in its future work programme.

PE01692: Inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC policy and data processing.

Date Lodged: 13 June 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to initiate an independent public inquiry into the impact on human rights of the routine gathering and sharing of citizens’ personal information on which its Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) policy relies.

The petition history and submissions are here

The Education and Skills Committee will consider this petition at its meeting on the 29th May 2019. 

The video of the meeting can be viewed here

The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and to the Information Commissioner.

Correspondence

The Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in respect of petition PE01692 seeking the Government’s perspective as to how the framework for the functioning of independent bodies operates where multiple remits are engaged on a particular issue.

The Convener wrote to the Information Commissioner's Office Scotland regarding petition PE01692 to seek an update on the ICO’s work following the introduction of GDPR.

 
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