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16 September 1st Report 2002: Annual Report of the Public Petitions Committee for the Parliamentary Year 12 May 2001 to 11 May 2002

Meetings 2002

Date Papers (pdf) Official Report Items discussed Minutes of Proceedings

17 Dec 2002

Papers 20

Meeting 20, 2002

Item In Private
Current Petitions:
Commissioner for Bullying (PE412)
Aphasia (PE475)
Public-private Partnerships (Schools) (PE526 and PE527)
Landfill Sites (PE541 and PE543)
Housing Stock Transfer (Glasgow) (PE545 and PE553)
Housing Stock Transfer (Hamilton) (PE562)
New Petitions:
Taxis (Use by Disabled People) (PE568)
Borders Railway (Stow Station) (PE570)
Further Education (Management Practices) (PE574)
Multiple Sclerosis (Respite Homes) (PE572)
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (PE573)
Public Bodies (Complainers' Rights) (PE578)
INADMISSIBLE PETITION:
Penicuik High School (Library Development) (IP35)
Convener's Report

20th Meeting, 2002

10 Dec 2002

Papers 19

Meeting 19, 2002

PETITIONS
Fishing Industry (PE582)
CURRENT PETITIONS
Scottish Prison Service (Staff Facilities) (PE557)
INADMISSIBLE PETITIONS
Howwood Road Housing Scheme (IP34)

19th Meeting, 2002

3 Dec 2002

Papers 18

Meeting 18, 2002

New Petitions:
Rural Bus Services (PE567)
Bus Services (Re-regulation) (PE569)
Doctors (Court Reports) (PE534)
Renewable Energy Programme (Strategic Environmental Assessments) (PE559)
Wind Farms (National Strategy) (PE564)
Scottish Law (Protection of Minors) (PE565)
Complementary Medicine (PE571)
Current Petitions:
Smoking in Public Places (PE503)
Post Office Services (PE513 and PE542)
Scottish Criminal Record Office (PE544)
Organic Waste Disposal (PE327)
Police Assaults (PE482)
Employment of Teachers (Religious Discrimination) (PE269)
Inadmissible Petitions:
Sale of Fireworks (IP32)
Human Rights (Prison Officers) (IP33)
Convener's Report

18th Meeting, 2002

19 Nov 2002

Papers 17

Meeting 17, 2002

New Petitions:
A96 Improvements (Elgin Bypass) (PE558)
Domestic Abuse (Support) (PE560)
Further Education (Funding) (PE561)
Psychiatric Services (PE538)
Psychiatric Drugs (Side Effects) (PE547)
Ritalin (Effects on Children) (PE548)
Clozapine (Safety Issues) (PE549)
Title Deeds (PE566)
Current Petitions:
Social Services Policies (PE432)
Criminal Memoirs (Publication for Profit) (PE504)
Unadopted Roads (PE507)
Adoption of Roads and Footpaths (PE563)
Scottish Airports (Access to Public Roads) (PE528)
Mental Welfare (Complaints Procedure) (PE537)
Organic Waste Disposal (PE327)
Convener's Report

17th Meeting, 2002

5 Nov 2002

Papers 16

Meeting 16, 2002

New petitions - Erskine Bridge Tolls (PE546)
Planning Process (PE554)
Rail Transport (PE556)
Scottish Prison Service (Staff Facilities) (PE557)
Housing Stock Transfer (Glasgow) (PE545)
Housing Stock Transfer (Glasgow) (PE553)
Housing Stock Transfer (Hamilton) (PE562)
Kincardine Bridge (Transport Schemes) (PE550)
Adoption of Roads and Footpaths (PE563)
Current Petitions - Gaelic Language (PE437)
"A Fresh Start for Gaelic" (PE540)
Stranraer (Protection of Jobs) (PE451)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (PE452)
Domestic Abuse (Advertising Strategy) (PE496)
Bankruptcy Procedures (PE501 and PE511)
Planning Process (PE508)
S trategic Planning (Fife) (PE524)
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (PE525)
Civil Law Enforcement Scheme (PE529)
Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (PE500)
Organic Waste Disposal (PE327)
Convener's Report

16th Meeting, 2002

8 Oct 2002

Papers 15

Meeting 15, 2002

New petitions - Mental Welfare (Complaints Procedure) (PE537)
Post Office Network (PE542)
Elderly People (Residential and Respite Care) (PE551)
Palestine (PE536)
Further Education (Funding) (PE552)
Institutional Child Abuse (PE535)
Medical Accidents (Victims) (PE539)
Scottish Criminal Record Office (PE544)
Cairngorms National Park (PE555)
Current petitions - Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (PE500)
Saltire (PE512)
Water Treatment Plants (PE517)
Allergy Clinics (PE276)
Peatland Conservation (PE301)
Steiner Waldorf Education (PE457)
Stone of Scone (PE505)
Postal Delivery Service (PE513)
Museum Hall (Bridge of Allan) (PE518)
Carbeth Hutters (Petition PE14)
Inadmissable petitions - Wind Farm Developments (IP30 and IP31)
Convener's Report

15th Meeting, 2002

24 Sept 2002

Papers 14

Meeting 14, 2002

New Petitions - "A Fresh Start for Gaelic" (PE540)
Alcohol and Drug Misuse (PE531)
Landfill Sites (PE541 and PE543)
Scottish Airports (Access to Public Roads) (PE528)
Civil Law Enforcement System (PE529)
Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill (PE532 and PE533)
Current Petitions - Food Premises (Licensing) (PE446)
Educational Provision (Children with Special Needs) (PE516)
Criminal Memoirs (Publication for Profit) (PE504)
Commissioner for Bullying (PE412)
Telecommunications Developments (Planning)(PE425)
Gaelic Language (PE437)
Wind Farms (North Argyll) (PE493)
Fife NHS Board (Right for Fife Business Plan) (PE498 and PE499)
Digital Hearing Aids (PE502)
Scottish Judiciary (Public Register of Interests) (PE519)
Inadmissable Petitions -
Inadmmissable Petitions - Low-flying Jets (IP27)
West Dunbartonshire Council (IP28)
Yangtze Incident (Memorial) (IP29)

14th Meeting, 2002

10 Sept 2002

Papers 13

Meeting 13, 2002

New Petitions:
Care Homes (PE522)
Strategic Planning (Fife) (PE524)
Early-years Education and Child Care (PE523)
Public-private Partnerships (Schools) (PE526 and PE527)
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (PE525)
Current Petitions:
Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Areas (Arran, Barra and Yell)(PE462, PE463 and PE464)
Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (PE500)
Bus Services (Regulation) (PE420)
State Hospital (PE440)
Stranraer (Protection of Jobs) (PE451)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (PE452)
Animal Welfare (Red Deer) (PE455)
Miscarriages of Justice (Aftercare) (PE477)
Planning Legislation (PE484)
Separated Children (National Register) (PE492)
Domestic Abuse (Advertising Strategy) (PE496)
Cape Wrath Military Range (PE510)

13th Meeting, 2002

25 June 2002

Papers 12

Meeting 12, 2002

New Petitions
Scottish Judiciary (Public Register of Interests) (PE519)
Land (Equestrian Access) (PE521)
Postal Delivery Service (PE513)
Bankruptcy Procedures (PE511)
Police (Complaints) (PE520)
Saltire (PE512)
MMR Vaccination (PE515)
Museum Hall (Bridge of Allan) (PE518)
Current Petitions
Water and Sewerage Services (PE423)
Telecommunications Developments (Planning) (PE425)
Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Obscene Material) (PE476)
Justice 1 Committee (Membership) (PE483)
Political Process (Young People) (PE487)
Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (PE500)
Inadmissible Petitions
Royal Cornhill Hospital (Patient Council) (IP25)
School Closures (Rayne) (IP26)
Annual Report

12th Meeting, 2002

18 June 2002

Papers 11

Meeting 11, 2002

Current Petitions -
Clydesdale Horses (Couping) (PE347)
Commissioner for Bullying (PE412)
Parental Alienation Syndrome (PE413 and PE438)
Suicides (PE465)
Planning Legislation (PE484)
Triple Assessment Breast Examinations (PE491)
Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (PE500)
Domestic Abuse (Advertising Strategy) (PE496)
New Petitions -
Planning Process (PE508)
Educational Provision (Children with Special Needs) (PE516)
Water Treatment Plants (PE517)
Peterhead Prison (PE514)

11th Meeting, 2002

6 June 2002

Papers 10

Meeting 10, 2002

New petitions -
Audiology Services (Modernisation) (PE502)
Smoking in Public Places (PE503)
Crime Accounts (Publication) (PE504)
William Wallace (Statue) (PE506)
Roads and Pavements (Adoption by Local Authorities) (PE507)
Planning Legislation (PE509)
Cape Wrath (Military Exercises) (PE510)
Current petitions -
Allergy Clinics (PE276)
Sewerage and Industrial Waste Water Industry (PE473)
Heavy Metal Poisoning (PE474)
Aphasia (PE475)
Planning System (PE479)
Judicial Appointments (PE485)
Electronic petitions
Convener's Report

10th Meeting, 2002

21 May 2002

Papers 9

Meeting 9, 2002

New Petitions:
Nuisance Hedges (PE497)
Stone of Scone (PE505)
Domestic Abuse (Advertising Strategy) (PE496)
Bankruptcy Procedures (PE501)
Current Petitions:
Bus Services (Regulation) (PE420)
Tolls (Trunk Roads) (PE445)
Community Volunteers (PE447)
Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Areas (Arran, Barra and Yell)
(PE462, PE463 and PE464)
Miscarriages of Justice (Aftercare) (PE477)
Cairngorms National Park (PE481)
Justice 1 Committee (Membership) (PE483)
Convener's Report

9th Meeting, 2002

7 May 2002

Papers 8

Meeting 8, 2002

New Petitions -
Justice 1 Committee (Membership) (PE483)
Triple Assessment Breast Examinations (PE491)
Wind Farms (North Argyll) (PE493)
Fife NHS Board (Right for Fife Business Plan) (PE498 and PE499)
Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds (PE500)
Separated Children (National Register) (PE492)
Rural Scotland (Suburbanisation) (PE495)
Current Petitions -
Higher Education (Exclusion) (PE390)
Planning and Environmental Regulations (PE395)
Predatory Birds (PE449)
West of Scotland Water (PE456)
National Library of Scotland (PE466)
Scottish Borders Council (Budget Cuts) (PE467)
Adoption Procedures (Black and Ethnic Minority Children) (PE472)

8th Meeting, 2002

23 Apr 2002

Papers 7

Meeting 7, 2002

New Petitions -
Cairngorms National Park Authority (PE481)
Police Assaults (PE482)
Judicial Appointments (PE485)
Planning Legislation (PE484)
Sex Offenders (Home Office Project) (PE486)
Political Process (Young People) (PE487)
Scottish Government (Accountability) (PE488)
Afghan Prisoners (PE489)
Paedophiles (Sentencing) (PE490)
HMP Peterhead (PE494)
Current Petitions -
Peatland Conservation (PE301)
Nuclear Disarmament (PE334 and PE364)
Scottish Prison Service (Age Discrimination) (PE404)
Green-belt Development (PE435)
Film Industry (PE442)
Scottish Local Authorities (Efficiency) (PE450)
Greater Glasgow NHS Board (Consultation) (PE453)
Scottish Ambulance Service (PE381)
Scottish Agricultural College (Auchincruive) (PE480)
Inadmissable Petitions -
Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy (IP23)
State Hospital Carstairs (IP24)

7th Meeting, 2002

26 Mar 2002

Papers 6

Meeting 6, 2002

New Petitions -
Planning System (PE479)
Scottish Agricultural College Auchincruive (PE480)
Miscarriages of Justice (Aftercare) (PE477)
Aphasia (PE475)
Council Tax (PE478)
Current Petitions -
Scottish Borders Council (Budget Cuts) (PE467)
Animal Welfare (Red Deer) (PE455)
Planning System (PE439)
Water Boards (Consultation) (PE441)
Predatory Birds (PE449)
Inadmissible Petition -
Nuclear Installations (Employee Safety) (IP22)

6th Meeting, 2002

12 Mar 2002

Papers 5

Meeting 5, 2002

New Petitions:
School Meals (PE468)
Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Obscene Material) (PE476)
Genetically Modified Crops (PE470)
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (PE471)
Adoption Procedures (Black and Ethnic Minority Children) (PE472)
Sewerage and Industrial Waste Water Industry (PE473)
Heavy Metal Poisoning (PE474)
Current Petitions:
Green-belt Development (PE435)
Advocacy (Mental Health) (PE436)
Gaelic Language (PE437)
Greater Glasgow NHS Board (Consultation) (PE453)
Convener's Report

5th Meeting, 2002

26 Feb 2002

Papers 4

Meeting 4, 2002

New Petitions -
Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Areas (Arran, Barra and Yell) (PE462, PE463 and PE464)
Scottish Borders Council (Budget Cuts) (PE467)
National Library of Scotland (PE466)
Steiner Waldorf Education (PE457)
Suicides (PE465)
Water Industry (PE469)
Current Petitions -
Hospital Services outwith Cities (PE407)
Bus Companies (Regulation and Control) (PE409) Access to the Countryside (PE415)
Charitable Organisations (Regulation) (PE428)
Foot-and-mouth Disease (Pyre Ash) (PE429)
Greater Glasgow Health Board (Consultation) (PE453)
Inadmissable Petitions - Greater Glasgow Health Board (Hospital Closures) (IP19)
Scottish Parliament (Powers) (IP20)
Workplace Abuse (IP21)

4th Meeting, 2002

12 Feb 2002

Papers 3

Meeting 3, 2002

New petitions -
Predatory Birds (PE449)
Animal Welfare (Red Deer) (PE455)
Stranraer (Protection of Jobs) (PE451)
West of Scotland Water (PE456)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (PE452)
Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill (PE458, PE459, PE460 and PE461)
Scottish Local Authorities (Efficiency) (PE450)
Playing Fields (PE454)
Current petitions -
Free School Transport (PE368 and PE371)
School Playing Fields (PE422, PE430 and PE454)

3rd Meeting, 2002

5 Feb 2002

Papers 2

Meeting 2, 2002

New Petitions :
Tolls (Trunk Roads) (PE445)
Food Premises (Licensing) (PE446)
Greater Glasgow Health Board (Consultation) (PE453)
Film Industry (PE442)
Radioactive Contamination (PE444)
Community Volunteers (PE447)
Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill (PE448)
Current Petitions :
Planning System (Appeals) (PE414)
Local Plan Public Inquiries (PE418)
Road Equivalent Tariff (PE421)
Multiple Sclerosis (PE431)
Inadmissible Petitions :
Rowallan Castle (IP16)
State Hospital (IP17)
Housing Application (IP18)
Convener's Report

2nd Meeting, 2002

15 Jan 2002

Papers 1

Meeting 1, 2002

New Petitions:
Green-belt Development (PE435)
Advocacy (Mental Health) (PE436)
Parental Alienation Syndrome (Sibling Contact) (PE438)
State Hospital (PE440)
Gaelic Language (PE437)
Planning System (PE439)
Water Boards (Consultation) (PE441)
Currrent Petitions:
Foot-and-mouth Disease (Pyre Ash) (PE429)
Organisations (Regulation) (PE428)
Cancer Rates (East Lothian) (PE349)
Compulsory Purchase Order Procedures (PE392)
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (PE398)
Scottish Prison Service (Age Discrimination) (PE404)
Health Education (Guidelines) (PE427)

1st Meeting, 2002