Procedure Committee

8 June 2006 Session 2005-06 No. 9.


Public Petitions: Committee Visit to the Scottish Parliament

The Procedure Committee will be undertaking a visit to the Scottish Parliament in connection with its new inquiry into Public Petitions. During the visit, Members of the Committee will meet the Scottish Petitions Committee and attend a public session at which evidence will be taken from petitioners.

The Committee will be learning about the Scottish Parliament's petitions website which has been created to accept petitions electronically and to allow petitioners to discuss the issues raised. During the visit, the Procedure Committee will also meet with its counterparts on the Scottish Procedures Committee.

Terms of reference for the inquiry into public petitions, along with a call for evidence will be published in due course.