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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 09 November 2022 9:00 AM


1. Declaration of interests: Marie McNair MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1887: Create an Unborn Victims of Violence Act and will take evidence from Steven Tidy, Victim Support Scotland, Dr Mary Neal, University of Strathclyde, and Marsha Scott ,Women's Aid Scotland; PE1871: Full review of mental health services and will take evidence from petitioner Karen McKeown; PE1812: Protect Scotland's remaining ancient, native and semi-native woodlands and woodland floors; PE1837: Provide clear direction and investment for autism support; PE1862: Introduce community representation on boards of public organisations delivering lifeline services to island communities; PE1867: Establish a new national qualification for British Sign Language (BSL); PE1895: Mandatory accountability for Nature Scotland's decision making procedures; and PE1916: Request a public inquiry into the management of the rest and be thankful project. ;. 3. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE1949: Review the rules concerning Dual Mandate MSPs; PE1950: Ensure immunosuppressed people in Scotland can access the Evusheld antibody treatment; PE1952: Specialist services for patients with autonomic dysfunction; and PE1953: Review Education Support staff roles. 4. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

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