September

PE1074 Petition on Road User Charging or National Road Pricing in Scotland (28KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to reject road user charging or National Road Pricing on Scotland’s roads.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1073 Petition on the Apparently Disproportionate Number of Catholics in Prisons in Scotland (28KB pdf)

Calls for the Parliament to investigate and establish the reasons for the apparently disproportionate number of Catholics in Scottish prisons.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1063 Petition on Speculative Fee Arrangements Between Solicitor/Advocates and Clients (32KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to: (a) investigate a claimed conflict of interest existing between lawyers and clients as a result of speculative fee arrangements (‘no win no fee’); and (b) urge the Scottish Government to overhaul current arrangements for speculative fees in order to make lawyers more accountable to their clients.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1058 Petition on Impact of Large Supermarket Developments in Town Centres (35KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to consider and debate the traffic, environmental and sustainability impact on existing communities in designated town centres of large 24-hour supermarket developments.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1056 Petition on Mandatory Assessment Tools and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (33KB pdf)

Calls for the introduction of mandatory assessment tools for all Health Boards for the diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT); to ensure commonality of patient guidance information regarding DVT; and to introduce a newborn screening programme for the Factor V gene, which has been shown to increase susceptibility to DVT.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1052 Petiton on the Services of Independent Midwives (37KB pdf)

Calls for the Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to promote the services of independent midwives and to ensure that such services continue to be available to pregnant women in Scotland.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1051 Petition on the Charter for Grandchildren (40KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to make the Charter for Grandchildren legally binding.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1045 Petition on Scottish Enterprise Funding for Hairdressing Trainees (28KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to consider and debate the concerns of employers and work-based training providers within the hairdressing industry, following a change in policy by Scottish Enterprise which has led to a severe reduction in the number of young people being funded for hairdressing training in Scotland.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1044 Petition on Employment Assistance for Nurses, Midwives and Physiotherapists (53KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to investigate the merits of extending the ‘One Year Job Guarantee’ employment assistance for newly qualified nurses and midwives to include newly qualified physiotherapists in Scotland, with particular reference to the benefits for social care.

Published: 24 September 2007

PE1060 Petition on Right to Buy (29KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to review the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 to ensure that where a tenant cannot return to his/her home due to a medical condition, any pre-existing right to buy terms should transfer to the remaining named resident(s).

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1054 Petiton on Edinburgh Accommodation Allowance (50KB pdf)

Calls on the Scottish Parliament to review the legality, probity and compliance of the Edinburgh Accommodation Allowance and take professional legal advice to ensure that it complies with UK government legislation in general and payment of capital gains tax by Holyrood MSPs in particular.

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1053 Petition on Audio Visual Recording of Court Proceedings (40KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to make mandatory the audio and visual recording of all court proceedings and prohibit the use of shorthand notes as a means of recording court proceedings.

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1041 Petition on Community Sports Facilities (58KB pdf)

Calls for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to take the necessary steps to ensure that facilities and pitches used by all community-based sports clubs are of a standard befitting a leading European nation.

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1039 Petition on Cancer Strategy (23KB pdf)

Calls on politicians to update the Cancer in Scotland strategy beyond its current end date of 2011 up to 2020 and beyond.

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1038 Petition on Disabled Parking Spaces (46KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to ensure the adequate provision by local authorities of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders.

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1033 Petition on Independent Review of Complaints Against the Legal Profession (43KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to seek an effective, transparent and wholly independent means of reviewing cases of alleged injustice, caused by actions and decisions of the Law Society of Scotland and Faculty of Advocates, relating to the regulation of complaints made by members of the public against the legal profession, either by giving such powers to the new Scottish Legal Complaints Commission or by setting up an independent review commission.

Published: 10 September 2007

PE1022 Petition on Foreign Language Learning in Schools, Colleges and Universities (52KB pdf)

Calls on the Parliament to debate the need to vigorously promote foreign language learning and inter-cultural awareness in Scottish schools, colleges and universities.

Published: 10 September 2007

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