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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 18 January 2023 9:30 AM


1. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1859: Retain falconers rights to practice upland falconry in Scotland; PE1864: Increase the ability of communities to influence planning decisions for onshore windfarms; PE1891: Make swimming lessons a statutory requirement in the primary school curriculum; PE1900: Access to prescribed medication for detainees in police custody; PE1902: To allow an appeal process for Community Participation Requests; and PE1918: Improve sex education in schools. 2. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE1974: Adopt the A890 as a trunk road; PE1980: Adopt the A832 between Achnasheen and Gorstan as a trunk road; PE1975: Reform the law relating to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs); PE1976: Backdate council tax discounts for dementia to the date of GP certification; PE1977: Require social services to inform biological fathers of concerns about their children; and PE1978: Allow raw milk to be sold in Scotland. 3. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

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