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Petition PE1397

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (a) recognise the ongoing needs of survivors of abuse in care (b) recognise the need for a specialised service as "in care" abuse issues are different and (c) therefore continue funding In Care Survivors Service Scotland for a further period.

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Petition PE1396

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate and prevent the overbreeding of Staffordshire bull terrier dogs

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Petition PE1395

Petition by Jan Culik on targeted funding for lesser taught languages and cultures at universities.

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Petition PE1394

Petition by Huw Francis on behalf of StÚras Uibhist calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reintroduce a direct ferry service between Lochboisdale and Mallaig.

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Petition PE1393

Petition by Martin Crewe, Director, on behalf of Branardo's Scotland, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (1) commission new research on the nature and scope of child sexual exploitation in Scotland; (2) report back on all action points set out in the 2003 Scottish Government guidance on Vulnerable Children and Young People Sexual Exploitation Through Prostitution; (3) review and develop dedicated Scottish Government guidelines on child sexual exploitation, updating the 2003 Scottish guidance and incorporating the relevant parts of the 2010 National Child Protection Guidelines.

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Petition PE1392

Petition by Robert McEwan calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make representations to the UK Government to make Scotland equal to other parts of the United Kingdom in having "Ancient Prescriptive Usage" accepted as a parameter for acceptance of the right for the many ancient towns of Scotland previously known as cities, to have the style and status of city restored.

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Petition PE1391

Petition by Susan Calcluth-Russell on behalf of Renfrewshire Parent Council Forum calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a legal requirement that qualified teachers teach children for 25 hours in a normal school week, subject to existing local flexibility of school hours in primary 1 and 2.

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Petition PE1390

Petition by Neil Kay calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to support the setting up of an independent expert group to consider and recommend institutional and regulatory options for issues relating to the provision of competitively tendered Scottish ferry services under EC law.

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Petition PE1389

Petition by Dave Macbeth calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make representations to the UK Government about the future of all coastguard stations in Scotland given the adverse impact which the closure of any station would have on the safety of the marine environment and capabilities of local agencies to respond to all incidents.

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Petition PE1386

Petition by Richard Munday on behalf of the Torridon Nephrops Management Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review and pilot the establishment of further spatially separated static gear only inshore fisheries to improve fisheries management

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Petition PE1385

Petition by Shona Haslam on behalf of Asthma UK Scotland - Youth Ambassadors calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (1) provide appropriate support and training to school staff to ensure that all schools create and implement a policy to support school pupils with asthma; (2) implement a set of consistent national standards for asthma services in schools; (3) increase the number of school nurses trained to treat asthma; and (4) ensure that school inspections measure the performance of schools in supporting children with asthma.

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Petition PE1384

Petition by Kim Hartley on behalf of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to demonstrate how its policies and guidelines ensure local authorities and NHS boards protect provision of quality speech and language therapy services for all people with speech/language communication support needs and/or swallowing difficulties.

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Petition PE1383

Petition by Helen McDade on behalf of the John Muir Trust calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to improve the protection for the best areas of wild land by introducing a new national environmental designation.

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Petition PE1381

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (a) demonstrate how all local authorities are consistently complying with the duties imposed on them by sections 1(1) and 14(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 and section 2 of the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 in respect of all children and young people who are absent from school through ill-health, regardless of where they live or where they are being treated and (b) review the Guidance on the Education of Children Absent from School through ill-health (Circular 5/2001).

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Petition PE1378

Petition by Mairi Johnston calling on the Scottish Parliament to ask the Scottish Government to raise awareness of the dangers of silicone breast implants and to urge the UK Government to ban the use of such implants and review the 3-year time bar rule for medical injury.

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Petition PE1376

Petition by James McDonald calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take necessary action to bring about a ban on the use of free methanol released by aspartame and to run an awareness campaign amongst health professionals to alert them of free methanol present in our diet.

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Petition PE1372

Petition by Duncan McLaren on behalf of Friends of the Earth Scotland calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to clearly demonstrate how access to the Scottish courts is compliant with the Aarhus convention on 'Access to Justice in Environmental Matters' especially in relation to costs, title and interest; publish the documents and evidence of such compliance; and state what action it will take in light of the recent ruling of the Aarhus Compliance Committee against the UK Government.

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Petition PE1370

Dr Jim Swire, Professor Robert Black QC, Mr Robert Forrester, Father Patrick Keegans and Mr Iain McKie on behalf of 'Justice for Megrahi' calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to open an independent inquiry into the 2001 Kamp van Zeist conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.

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Petition PE1369

Petition by Jodie McCoy on behalf of South Ayrshire Youth Forum calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to require local authorities, under the 'Power to advance well-being' provisions (Part three) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003, to undertake impact assessments and specify how, when, with whom (and certainly community planning partners) and on what they will consult when considering the provision of local leisure and cultural facilities and confirm that it will develop guidance to local authorities on this issue which would assist in achieving its National Outcome on young people.

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Petition PE1367

Petition by Andrew Deans on behalf of the Scottish Youth Parliament calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban use of the 'Mosquito' and other such devices which emit a loud, unpleasant, high-pitched noise designed to be heard only by those under 25.

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Petition PE1364

Petition by Phyllis McBain calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review all guidelines relating to trespass and encampments for Gypsies and Travellers to ensure their intent is clear and that they are being applied.

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Petition PE1352

Petition by Mark Hirst calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government who own Edinburgh Castle to instruct Historic Scotland, who manage the site, to work to erect a 90ft flagpole in Crown Square at the Castle from where a Saltire, Scotland's national flag, will be flown on a permanent basis.

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Petition PE1351

Petition by Chris Daly and Helen Holland calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish for all victims of institutional child abuse, a Time for All to be Heard forum incorporating a compensation scheme.

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Petition PE1350

Petition by Nick Brand calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make a formal loan request to the National Archive at Kew to return the Wallace Safe Conduct to Scotland under a permanent loan agreement.

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Petition PE1340

Petition by John Scott on behal ff Neilston and District Community Council calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to extend and simplify the system of Tree Preservation Orders to give all trees a protection similar to that enjoyed by trees in conservation areas.

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Petition PE1336

Petition by Lawson Devery on behalf of the Salmon and Trout Association calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take immediate action to protect wild salmon and sea trout stocks from inappropriate commercial fish farm activities by taking action to ensure that (a) all sea-based fish farms are moved away from the estuaries of major wild salmon rivers to reduce the impact of sea lice and (b) ban salmon smolt farms from operating within any wild salmon river system.

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Petition PE1333

Petition by Shamus McPhee, on behalf of the Scottish Gypsy Traveller Law Reform Coalition, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate the inequalities and discrimination faced by Scottish Gypsy Travellers and other members of the settled community residing in mobile homes in terms of assessing council tax liability and water and water and sewerage charges

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Petition PE1322

Petition by Jacqueline Campbell on behalf of Residential Provision Parents Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to demonstrate how it will ensure the viability and future of dance teaching and coaching in schools and colleges across Scotland and through a national centre of excellence.

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Petition PE1320

Petition by Douglas McKenzie, on behalf of Communities Against Airfield open Cast calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend Planning Circular 3/2009, Notification of Planning Applications to (a) provide the same status to a planning objection to a major development from a neighbouring local authority as to one from a government agency in order to trigger a notification to Scottish Ministers and (b) state that such objections by a neighbouring local authority to major developments which represent a departure from the development plan should be a significant factor in the decision to call-in.

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Petition PE1319

Petition by William Smith and Scott Robertson calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate the (1) legal status and appropriateness of professional SFA clubs entering into contracts with children under 16 years; (2) audit process and accountability of all public funds distributed by the Scottish Football Association to its member clubs; (3) social, educational and psychological affects and legality of SFA member clubs prohibiting such children from participating in extra curricular activity; and (4) appropriateness of 'compensation' payments between SFA member clubs for the transfer of young players under the age of 16 years; and to (5) increase the educational target from 2 hours curricular physical activity to four hours per week; and (6) develop a long-term plan to provide quality artificial surfaces for training and playing football at all ages across all regions.

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Petition PE1302

Petition by Colin Sloper calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that greater consideration is given to the problems of noise and vibration generated by increasing levels of heavy freight on the rail network, and to consider what action can be taken to encourage freight operators to use more track friendly rolling stock.

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Petition PE1285

Petition by Caroline Mockford calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make arrangements for all calls from mobile phones to NHS 24 to be free of charge to users.

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Petition PE1280

Petition by Dr Kenneth Faulds and Julie Love calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to give the same level of protection to the families of people from Scotland who die abroad as is currently in place for people from England by amending the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 to require the holding of a fatal accident inquiry when a person from Scotland dies abroad.

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Petition PE1277

Petition by Mike Brown on behalf of UKRIGS in Scotland calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government through Scottish Planning Policies and Planning Advice Notes to establish a geodiversity duty which integrates all necessary local and national structures for the efficient collection, analysis and sharing of geodiversity data to inform better decision making processes.

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Petition PE1273

Petition by Anne Massie calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take the necessary action and make representations to the appropriate bodies to stop the overnight running of freight trains on the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line.

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Petition PE1254

Petition by Mark Laidlaw Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend section 51 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 to allow flexibility in order that an employee of a fire and rescue authority can also be employed as a special constable.

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Petition PE1236

Petition by Jill Campbell calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to improve safety measures on the A90 by constructing a grade separated junction where the A937 crosses the A90 at Laurencekirk.

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Petition PE1225

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to instruct, with immediate effect, an independent public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the outbreak of clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital so that wider lessons for the whole NHS can be learned and that the inquiry involves, and publicly funds, all relevant individuals, groups and organisations affected by the outbreak to determine the inquiry's terms of reference and identify the issues to be examined.

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Petition PE1223

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take all appropriate action, whether through amending guidance, contracts, agreements or legislation, to require local authorities to install proper safety signage and lights on school buses, to be used only when school children are on the bus when necessary, and make overtaking a stationary school bus a criminal offence.

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Petition PE1192

Petition by Donald Ewen Darroch calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to state how it is supporting and promoting independent vehicular ferry routes between the islands and the mainland and how the planning system is playing a constructive role in supporting the economic and social future of such routes.

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Petition PE1189

Petition by Anne Lear, on behalf of Govanhill Housing Association, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to conduct an inquiry into the responsibilities of private landlords, the levels of social housing below tolerable standard, and the impact 'slum' living conditions has on the health and wellbeing of both residents and the wider community, and whether such conditions should merit housing renewal area status and additional Scottish Government funding.

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Petition PE1179

Petition by Helen Moran, on behalf of the Brain Injury Awareness Campaign, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a separate and distinct health and community care client category of 'acquired brain injury' to ensure that people with acquired brain injury and their carers get the services and support they need and agencies can plan and deliver services more effectively.

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Petition PE1175

Petition by Dr Robert Grant, on behalf of Glenrothes Area Futures Group, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to immediately improve and upgrade the A92 trunk road, in particular between Prestonhall roundabout and Balfarg junction, to reduce the number of hazards and accidents and bring about improved benefits to the local and wider economy.

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Petition PE1169

Petition by Margaret Forbes, on behalf of Scottish Women Against Pornography, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce and enforce measures that ensure that magazines and newspapers containing sexually graphic covers are not displayed at children's eye-level or below or adjacent to children's titles and comics and should be screen sleeved before being placed on the shelf.

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Petition PE1135

Petition by Rob McDowall calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review existing guidelines and risk assessment procedures to allow healthy gay and bisexual men to donate blood.

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Petition PE1124

Petition by Louise Robertson, on behalf of the League Against Cruel Sports, Advocates for Animals, the International Otter Survival Fund and Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 to introduce provisions to ban the manufacture, sale, possession and use of all snares.

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Petition PE1115

Petition by Caroline Moore on behalf of the Campaign to Open Blackford Railway-station Again, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that national and regional transport strategies consider and focus on public transport solutions such as the reopening of Blackford railway station which is identified as a priority action in the latest Tayside and Central Regional Transport Strategy, and in doing so, recognises and supports the positive environmental, economic and social impacts of such local solutions.

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Petition PE1105

Petition by Marjorie McCance, on behalf of the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to guarantee retention of continuing care provision for patients who require ongoing complex medical and nursing care, such as that provided at the 30 bed unit at St Margaret's Hospice, and to investigate whether arrangements for funding palliative care provision at hospices in the context of HDL (2003) 18 are fair and reasonable.

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Petition PE1098

Petition by Lynn Merrifield, on behalf of Kingseat Community Council, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make provision for every school bus to be installed with three point seatbelts for every school child passenger and to ensure that, as part of a local authority's consideration of 'Best Value' in relation to the provision of school buses, proper regard is given to the safety needs of the children.

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Petition PE1073

Petition by Tom Minogue calling for the Scottish Parliament to investigate and establish the reasons for the apparently disproportionate number of Catholics in Scottish prisons.

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