Petitions (Closed)

 

Petitions considered and closed by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

This page provides details of the petitions considered and closed by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.  You can read about petitions currently being considered by the Committee at the following link.

Petitions (Active)

PE1615: State Regulated Licensing System for Gamebird Hunting

Petition lodged by Logan Steele on behalf of Scottish Raptor Study Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement urgent action to introduce a state regulated system of licensing of gamebird hunting, that addresses the potentially adverse environmental impact of gamebird hunting, provides for the revocation or amendment of licences where a licence-holder fails to comply with their terms and conditions, and to implement the recommendations of the Review of Wildlife Crime Penalties in Scotland.

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PE1636: Require single use drinks cups to be biodegradable

Petition lodged by Michael Traill calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce legislation requiring that all single use drinks cups (including all sleeves, labels & lids) be 100% biodegradable.

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PE1664: Greater protection for mountain hares

Petition lodged by Harry Huyton on behalf of OneKind calling upon the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce greater protection for mountain hares on both animal welfare and conservation grounds, which may include: introducing a three-year moratorium on all mountain hare killing, permitting culls and driven hunts only under licence, and ending all culling and driven hunting of mountain hares within Scotland's national parks using a nature conservation order.

PE1705: Wildlife crime - penalties and investigation

Petition lodged by Alex Milne calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review legislation relating to the investigation of and penalties applicable to wildlife crime in Scotland.

PE1751: Create no wild camp zones in Scotland

Petition lodged by Kirsteen Currie calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create legislation to enable local authorities to create no wild camp zones in Scotland.PE1751: Create no wild camp zones in Scotland

PE1755: Ban all single use plastics across Scotland

Petition lodged by Stephen Henry calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban single use plastics across Scotland.

PE1762: End the killing of wildlife on grouse moors and elsewhere in Scotland

Petition lodged by Libby Anderson and Bob Elliot on behalf of OneKind calling on the Scottish Parliament to conduct a full review of the animal welfare impacts of the use of traps and snares on grouse moors and elsewhere in Scotland.

Additional submission to the Committee

PE01601: European Beavers in Scotland

Lodged 20 March 2016

Petition lodged by Andy Myles calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make an urgent decision about the legal status of the two populations of European beavers in Scotland, and to extend the full protection of the law to the species.

25 October 2016

The Committee considered the petition on 25 October 2016 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition.

31 January 2017

The Committee agreed to close the petition at its meeting on 31 January 2017.  It also agreed to write to the Scottish Government to seek early sight of the strategic environmental assessment attached to forthcoming suborindate legislation.

Official Report of Meeting 31 January 2017

PE1646 – Drinking water supplies in Scotland

Lodged 12 April 2017 

Petition lodged by Caroline Hayes calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to i) review the role of the Drinking Water Quality Regulator and ii) commission independent research into the safety of the chloramination of drinking water.  

This petition has been referred to the Committee and was initially considered by the Committee at its meeting on Tuesday 27 March 2018. 

On 2 June 2018, the Committee received a submission from the petitioner ahead of the Committee meeting on 5 June 2018.

The Committee considered petition PE1646 at its meeting on 5 June 2018.

Following consideration of the petition by the Committee on 5 June 2018, the Committee agreed to:

Following the meeting on 26 February 2019, the Committee wrote to the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland:

 
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