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Petition by Technology Teachers Association  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE233  
Petition calling for the Scottish Parliament to advance Technical/Technology Education within Scottish Secondary Schools as a national priority  
Petitioner: Technology Teachers Association  
Number of signatures: 1  
Date lodged: 23 June 2000  
Summary:

4 July 2000 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Children and Education seeking his comments on the issues raised in the petition 

12 September 2000 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to pass a copy of the response from the Minister for Children and Education to the petitioners and take no further action. The Committee also agreed to pass a copy of the response to the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee seeking its views on whether there is a deficit in applied technology training in schools, which would have a knock-on effect on universities. 

10 January 2001 :   The Education, Culture and Sport Committee asked the Clerk to write to COSLA, ADES, Mr Frank Pignatelli, Scottish Enterprise and the petitioners on this issue and report back to the Committee. 

29 January 2001 :   The Education, Culture and Sport Committee considered an update on progress on petition PE233 from the Technology Teachers Association and noted that a report from the Scottish Executive was expected shortly. The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Education and Young People to a future meeting to consider the issue further. 

4 September 2001 :   The Education, Culture and Sport Committee agreed to seek the views of the Minister on the supporting papers and survey from the petitioners and to invite the Minister to give evidence to the Committee. 

4 September 2001 :   The Education, Culture and Sport Committee agreed to seek the views of the Minister on the supporting papers and survey from the petitioners and to invite the Minister to give evidence to the Committee. 

12 February 2002 :   The Education, Culture and Sport Committee considered the Executive response on petition PE233 from the Technology Teachers Association. The Committee agreed to seek further information from the Executive. 

25 March 2003 :   The Education, Culture and Sport Committee considered a further response from the Scottish Executive in relation to petition PE233 at its final meeting on 25 March 2003. 

25 June 2003 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed a paper on referrals to other committees of the Parliament. The Committee agreed to refer petition PE233 to the newly established Education Committee for further consideration. 

15 September 2004 :   The Education Committee reviewed Public Petition 233 which was considered by the previous Education, Culture and Sport Committee, and an update from the Scottish Executive. The Committee agreed to write to the petitioners asking for their response to the Executive's update. The Committee will consider including issues raised in its future inquiry into the school curriculum. 

 
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