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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 24 January 2024 9:30 AM


1. Declaration of interests: Oliver Mundell will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 6 and 7 in private. 3. Inquiry into A9 Dualling Project: The Committee will take evidence from— Grahame Barn, Chief Executive, CECA Scotland; and then from— Alison Irvine, Chief Executive, Rob Galbraith, Head of Project Delivery, Roy Brannen, former Chief Executive, and Michelle Quinn, former Director of Major Projects and former interim Chief Executive, Transport Scotland. 4. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1862: Introduce community representation on boards of public organisations delivering lifeline services to island communities; PE1876: Accurately record the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape; PE1896: Provide every primary school child in Scotland with a reusable water bottle; PE1941: Stop the destruction of headstones within community cemeteries; PE1948: Improve the way that unexplained deaths are dealt with; and PE2004: Abolish the use of Public Private Partnerships in Scotland. 5. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE2052: Ban child circumcision unless it is medically necessary with no less invasive solutions available; PE2053: Stop the cuts to community link workers and help secure their long-term future within GP practice teams; PE2055: Stop the exportation of live animals as a priority; PE2057: Promote shared parenting and prevent the separation of children from their parents; and PE2061: Require solicitors to ensure capacity of vulnerable individuals by having a medical professional co-sign legal documents. 6. Evidence Session: The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 3. 7. Correspondence: The Committee will consider a letter from the Minister for Parliamentary Business on the 2024-25 Scottish Budget.

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