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Business Bulletin No. 62/2003

Tuesday 1 April 2003

Section I : Petitions lodged on 27 March 2003

  

The following Petitions were lodged with the Parliament between 27 and 31 March 2003—

PE620 Petition by Robert McWilliam on behalf of the Kirk Session and congregation of Riccarton Parish Church, calling for the Scottish Parliament to investigate whether (a) grant awarding practices of Historic Scotland are fair and reasonable and (b) the use of Listed Places of Worship funding to offset against Historic Scotland grants is proper.

PE621 Petition by Mr Christopher Yorkston, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to address the issue of violence affecting Scotland by providing violence intervention programmes and anger management courses to anyone who feels it would improve their quality of life.

PE622 Petition by David C. Wilson, calling for the Scottish Parliament to ask the Scottish Executive to issue guidance to local authorities and government agencies in relation to ethical standards in public life, with particular emphasis on honesty, especially before the courts.

PE623 Petition by Vicki Ferguson, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take the necessary steps to amend existing legislation in order to abolish prescription charges for all medication prescribed for the treatment of asthma.

PE624 Petition by Ann Mallaby on behalf of Women's Land Reform Group, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take the necessary steps to introduce new legislation into matrimonial law to ensure that women landowners are not arbitrarily dispossessed by the divorce courts; that spousal commercial matters are resolved in the commercial courts; and that farming cases are heard by specialist judges.

PE625 Petition by Mr Duncan Shields, calling for the Scottish Parliament to investigate the use of the expert witness system in Scottish courts.

PE626 Petition by Mr Frank Harvey, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take the necessary steps to ensure that all teenage girls are taught how to defend themselves from attackers and how to swim when they attend secondary school in Scotland.

PE627 Petition by Johann Lamont MSP, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take the necessary steps to ensure that the private security industry is regulated, that it cannot be used to support criminal activity and that its activities are open to public scrutiny.

PE628 Petition by Christine Grahame MSP, calling for the Scottish Parliament to consider the introduction of guidance to local authorities to establish best practice for the keeping, display and storage of Scotland’s archives in an area of local relevance; to bring forward proposals to publicise these archives; and to ensure that this heritage is not damaged or diminished due to the lack of a national policy.

PE629 Petition by Mr Norman Banski, calling for the Scottish Parliament to take all possible steps to facilitate the re-opening of suitable local railway stations across Scotland, such as that at Laurencekirk, to improve access to the rail network and encourage the use of public transport.

 

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