December

PE1105 Petition on Continuing Care and Funding of Palliative Care Provision in Hospices (46KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to guarantee retention of continuing care provision for patients who require ongoing complex medical and nursing care, such as that provided at the 30 bed unit at the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, and to investigate whether arrangements for funding palliative care provision at hospices in the context of HDL (2003)18 are fair and reasonable.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1104 Petition on Impact of Mechanical Vibrations from Windfarms on Base of Food Chain (33KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to consider the impact of mechanical vibrations transmitted down through wind turbine installations on peat, soils, invertebrates, fungi and bioaerosols lying at the very base of the food chain when considering applications for onshore wind farms and to commission research into the impact of such vibrations on such habitats and species.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1103 Petition on Tackling Violence Against Women (44KB pdf)

Petition calling on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to prioritise the continuing development of strategic work on violence against women by following the 3 P’s approach – active prevention of violence against women and children; adequate provision of quality support services for women and children; and appropriate and effective legal protection for women and children.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1102 Petition on Future of Post Office Network and Impact on Rural Communities (37KB pdf)

Calls for the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to assess the impact that the UK Government’s recent announcement on the future of the Post office network, both sub post offices and Crown post office relocation, will have on rural communities in Scotland, such as Galashiels.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1101 Petition on Planning Policies and when Scottish Ministers Instruct Local Inquiries (31KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (a) ensure that all relevant planning policies and guidance are adhered to and (b) consider the circumstances under which Scottish Ministers instruct public inquiries.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1098 Petition on Seatbelts on School Buses (39KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that all buses used for school transport are fitted with three-point seat belts.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1097 Petition on Public Sector Contracts and Competitive Tendering (26KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to take action, either through the introduction of new legislation or enhancing the enforcement of existing legislation, to make it an offence for any local authority or public sector body to award a contract with a value exceeding £25,000 pa without first adopting a competitive tendering and best value-based approach.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1096 Petition on Annual Compulsory Independent Monitoring of Advice Agencies (43KB pdf)

Calls for the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take action, either through the introduction of new legislation or enhancing the enforcement of existing legislation, to ensure that all advice agencies in receipt of lottery or public funding exceeding £25,000 pa are subject to annual compulsory monitoring by specialist independent audit / peer review bodies in order to assess the standard and quality of advice given to the public by the staff and volunteers in such agencies.

Published: 10 December 2007

PE1091 Petition on Levying by NHS Boards of Car Parking Charges at NHS Hospitals (40KB pdf)

Calls for the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the levying by NHS Boards of car parking charges at NHS hospitals, such as that proposed by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at Stobhill hospital.

Published: 10 December 2007

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