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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 19 January 2022 10:15 AM


1. Declaration of interests: Ruth Maguire MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1723: Essential tremor treatment in Scotland; PE1855: Pardon and memorialise those convicted under the Witchcraft Act 1563; PE1873: Provide hypnotherapy for the treatment of mental health, psychosomatic disorders and chronic pain; PE1877: Provide body cameras for all frontline NHS staff; PE1878: Investigate prosecutions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003; PE1881: Longer sentences for paedophiles and sexual predators; PE1883: Open all toddler and baby activities within Tier 3 of COVID-19 /future pandemic lockdowns; PE1888: Full legal protection for hedgehogs and moles; PE1889: Financial support for self-employed people in the travel industry; PE1891: Make swimming lessons a statutory requirement in the primary school curriculum; and PE1894: Permit a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) to be independently reviewed. 3. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE1909: Remove the "gender-based crime" domestic abuse narrative and make it gender neutral and equal; PE1912: Funding for council venues; PE1914: Ban school uniforms in secondary schools; and PE1916: Request a public inquiry into the management of the rest and be thankful project.

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