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Guidance and template to lodge a Petition

The public petitions process is a key part of the Parliament's commitment to participation, openness and accessibility. It allows individuals, community groups and organisations to participate in the policy scrutiny process by raising issues of concern with their Parliament. Once petitions are submitted, they are considered by the Public Petitions Committee. Any person or group may submit a petition to the Parliament.

The Committee's remit is to decide what action should be taken on admissible public petitions. It is also responsible for deciding, in cases of dispute, whether a petition is admissible.

Any new petitions lodged during Dissolution will be held over for the next Committee in Session 4. Please contact the clerks to the Committee should you wish to discuss this.

Public Petitions Blog

Why not visit our blog page!?   The blog has videos,  pictures, comments and news about petitioning. Let us know what you think!

Where do I find information on how to submit a petition?

This link will allow you to access further information about how to submit a petition. This information is available in various formats (video, leaflets, pod casts) and languages.

Where do I find information about e-petitions? This link will take you to the e-petition site

How do I find a petition?

If you know the petition number, enter the PE number here

and click

To search for a petition using a keyword, please use the advanced search facility.

The following link will take you to a list of all open petitions: List of all Open Petitions

The following link will take you to a list of all closed petitions: List of all Closed Petitions


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