October

PE1360 Petition on Lack of Modern Language Training in Initial Teacher Education Programmes for Primary Teachers (93KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to examine whether section 3.2 of the Guidelines for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and sections 1.1.1, 1.1.3 and 2.1.1 of the Standards for ITE place a legal obligation on the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Government to only accredit and approve ITE programmes for primary teachers that offer some form of core modern language training module and whether they have circumvented these Guidelines and Standards when approving ITE programmes following their introduction in 2007.

Published: 26 October 2010

PE1369 Petition on Having Regard to Young People when Considering Changes to Leisure and Cultural Facilities (102KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to require local authorities, by amending the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003, to undertake impact assessments and specify their consultation processes, when considering the provision of local leisure and cultural facilities. In addition, the petition urges the Scottish Government to develop guidance for local authorities on this issue.

Published: 20 October 2010

PE1368 Petition on Political Education for All School Pupils (83KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that political education is provided to all school pupils and is given prominence within the framework of the new Curriculum for Excellence.

Published: 20 October 2010

PE1367 Petition on Banning Mosquito Devices (93KB pdf)

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

Published: 20 October 2010

PE1366 Petition on Abolition of Church Appointments to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (87KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to remove the seats reserved for the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church from the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Published: 13 October 2010

PE1362 Petition on Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (116KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to clearly demonstrate how the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 is compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights, the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the key tenets of Scots Law and to publish the documents and evidence of such compliance.

Published: 13 October 2010

PE1358 Petition on Use of Sodium Fluoride and Calcium Fluoride (82KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to disseminate correct and accurate information regarding the use of sodium fluoride and calcium fluoride to NHS Boards and other bodies as appropriate.

Published: 13 October 2010

PE1365 Petition on Needs of Kinship Care Children (106KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to include kinship carers in decision making bodies that affect them and publish its expenditure and funding for kinship care purposes.

Published: 12 October 2010

PE1364 Petition on Clarifying Guidelines on Gypsy/Traveller Encampments (118KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review all guidelines relating to trespass and encampments for Gypsies and Travellers to ensure their intent is clear and that they are being applied.

Published: 12 October 2010

PE1363 Petition on Apology from Scottish Government to Scottish Gypsy Traveller Community (95KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to formally and publicly apologise for the ill treatment by Governments and public bodies of the Scottish Gypsy/Traveller community.

Published: 7 October 2010

PE1361 Petition on Involvement of the Scottish Judiciary in the Legislative Process (140KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the involvement of the Scottish judiciary in the legislative process.

Published: 1 October 2010

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