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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 23 March 2022 9:30 AM


1. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1812: Protect Scotland's remaining ancient, native and semi-native woodlands and woodland floors and will take evidence from Máiri McAllan, Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform, and Doug Howieson, Scottish Forestry; PE1905: Public Inquiry into the response of religious organisations to allegations of child sexual abuse since 1950 and will take evidence from petitioner Angela Cousins; 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; PE1889: Financial support for self-employed people in the travel industry; PE1893: Introduce legislation to protect Scotland's war memorials; PE1900: Access to prescribed medication for detainees in police custody; PE1901: Replace the voting system for the Scottish Parliament with a more proportional alternative; and PE1907: Provide funded early learning & childcare for all 2 year olds in Scotland. 2. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE1918: Improve sex education in schools PE1922: Cancel all Local Authority expenditure on Gaelic expansion 3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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