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Overview

In April 2021, we replaced our public petitions system. All petitions currently under consideration by the Scottish Parliament can be found here .

On this page, you can search and view all petitions considered by the Scottish Parliament before May 2021. 

To find petitions closed prior to September 2011, please use our archive.

How to search

Each petition is assigned a petition number, which consists of “PE” followed by five digits (e.g. PE01111). You can search for petitions using the petition number or key words relevant to the petition (e.g. school bus safety).

How to Filter

Our search facilities also enable you to filter your search by a petition’s subject category (e.g. health, transport, environment etc.); the name of the petitioner (e.g. Jane Citizen); or by the petition’s status.

A petition on this site will have one of two status options:

  • Lodged” petitions are those under consideration by the Public Petitions Committee. To view a chronology of the Committee’s consideration of a petition, read the ‘petition history’ on the petition’s webpage. 
  • "Closed" petitions are those no longer under consideration.

The status of petitions on our new system

We have changed the status options for petitions on our new system. From April 2021, petitions will have one of the following status options: 

  • collecting signatures - if you can sign them to show your support
  • under consideration - when the Parliament is looking at them
  • closed - when the Parliament has finished considering them

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 


Status Title and Petitioner Petition No Signature Closing Date Preview Petition
Closed
Independent review of non-forensic detentions w...
Barry Gale, Ruth Hughes and Tracey Gibbon (On behalf of 'Mental Health Rights Scotland')
PE01849 30/11/2020 Preview
Close Health

Independent review of non-forensic detentions w...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to laun...

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Closed
Allow snooker and pool venues to open in more t...
Paul Marinello
PE01848 06/01/2021 Preview
Close Culture Sport

Allow snooker and pool venues to open in more t...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to allo...

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Closed
Raise the age of criminal responsibility
Barry Donnan
PE01847 06/01/2021 Preview
Close Justice

Raise the age of criminal responsibility

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to urge...

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Closed
Upgrade the A82
Louise Glen (On behalf of 'Highland News and Media - Inverness Courier')
PE01846 05/01/2021 Preview
Close Transport

Upgrade the A82

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to upgr...

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Closed
Introduce an external regulatory complaints bod...
Jennifer Greenhorn
PE01844 05/01/2021 Preview
Close Health

Introduce an external regulatory complaints bod...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to intr...

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Closed
Review the Commissioner for Ethical Standards i...
Ewen Cameron
PE01843 23/12/2020 Preview
Close People Communities

Review the Commissioner for Ethical Standards i...

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to revi...

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Closed
Regulate the professional dog walking industry
Valerie Deerin-Morris
PE01842 21/12/2020 Preview
Close People Communities

Regulate the professional dog walking industry

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to regu...

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Closed
Allow a designated visitor into care homes
Natasha Hamilton (On behalf of 'Care Home Relatives Scotland')
PE01841 09/11/2020 Preview
Close Health

Allow a designated visitor into care homes

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to allo...

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Closed
Addressing racism in Scottish education
Debora Kayembe (On behalf of 'The Freedom Walk ')
PE01840 09/11/2020 Preview
Close Education

Addressing racism in Scottish education

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to u...

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Closed
Review maternity models in remote and rural areas
Maria Aitken (On behalf of 'Caithness Health Action Team')
PE01839 02/12/2020 Preview
Close Health

Review maternity models in remote and rural areas

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ask ...

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