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Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 16 December 2020 9:30 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions—
PE1723: Essential tremor treatment in Scotland and will take evidence from Professor Dipankar Nandi, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Department, Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary's Hospital, and Professor, Imperial College London; PE1651: Prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal; PE1662: Improve treatment for patients with Lyme Disease and associated tick-borne diseases; PE1777: To introduce British Sign Language (BSL) into the Curriculum for Excellence; PE1780: Consultation on the closure of large shops on New Year’s Day; PE1791: Referendums (Scotland) Act 2020; PE1792: Access to Scottish piers and harbours; PE1804: Halt Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd's Air Traffic Management Strategy; PE1818: Introduce regulations on residential use of trampolines; PE1819: NHS bursary for Scottish paramedic students; and PE1825: Dedicated facilities for women with unexpected pregnancy complications.

3. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—
PE1837: Provide clear direction and investment for autism support; PE1839: Review maternity models in remote and rural areas; PE1840: Addressing racism in Scottish education; and PE1841: Allow a designated visitor into care homes.

4. Review of the Public Petitions system (in private): The Committee will consider a paper on the Review of the Public Petitions system.

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