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Petition by Jack Ferrie  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1256  
Petition by Jack Ferrie calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide additional targeted funding to ensure that all primary schools have access to appropriate all weather sport facilities to encourage an active healthy lifestyle from an early age.  
Petitioner: Jack Ferrie  
On behalf of: Primary 7 class, St Machan's Primary School 
Number of signatures: 78  
Date lodged: 1 June 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1256 

Written Submissions for PE1256  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to the points raised in the petition. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and a selection of local authorities (East Dunbartonshire, Dundee and Highland) seeking responses to specific points. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

9 February 2010 :   The Commtitee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the petitioner has not submitted any communication to the Committee on any occasion since the petition was first considered. Accordingly, in line with its statement in the report of its inquiry into the public petitions process, paragraph 161, the Committee assumed that the petitioner did not wish to pursue the petition any further. In addition, the Health and Sport Committee has undertaken a lengthy inquiry on this wider topic Pathways into sport inquiry report, the Scottish Government and sportscotland have responded to that report and the Parliament debated the issue on 16 September 2009. The Committee considered that this issue had recently been considered in depth as part of that inquiry. Further, additional information has been provided by the Scottish Government and local authorities setting out what action is taken to address meeting the target of 2 hours PE when outdoor playing fields are not usable and there is no suitable indoor venue and the Scottish Government has outlined its strategy to ensure how community access to sports facilities will be improved with the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy plan. <Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 

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