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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 22 March 2023 9:30 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 and any future considerations of key issues and a draft report in private. 2. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1876: Accurately record the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape; PE1884: Make whole plant cannabis oil available on the NHS or alternative funding put in place. PE1936: Remove Potholes from Scotland’s Roads; PE1942: Encourage peer support programmes in public sector organisations; PE1943: Help prevent the destruction of greenfield sites by providing financial incentives towards the remediation and reuse of brownfield sites; and PE1944: Enforce engine idling ban. 3. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE1993: Reform the financial support for social work students on work placements; PE1995: Improve support for victims of spiking; PE1996: Take action to prevent discriminatory abortions for disability in Scotland; PE1997: Introduce mandatory braille labelling for food products sold in Scotland; and PE1999: Fully implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 4. Public Participation Inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

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