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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 06 September 2023 9:30 AM


1. Declaration of interests: Maurice Golden will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5 and 6 in private. 3. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1905: Public Inquiry into the response of religious organisations to allegations of child sexual abuse since 1950 PE1911: Review of Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 as it relates to post-mortems PE1955: Make the provision of public toilets a statutory duty PE1973: End the use of Sheriffs Discretion when ruling on civil cases and provide clear legal guidance on division of assets PE1974: Adopt the A890 as a trunk road PE1980: Adopt the A832 between Achnasheen and Gorstan as a trunk road 4. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE2023: Stop the Deposit Return Scheme PE2024: Create a national, public information programme to raise awareness of the impacts of steroids, selective androgen receptor modulators, and other performance enhancing drugs PE2025: Improve the support available to victims of domestic violence, who have been forced to flee their home PE2026: Eliminate Council Tax discounts for second homes and vacant properties PE2027: Launch the Changing Places Toilet fund 5. Admissibility decision: The Committee will decide whether a proposed petition is admissible. 6. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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