Ruth Maguire MSP has thanked the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee for welcoming her as a new member of the committee.


This week Ruth was pleased to join the Committee, in person, following the relaxation in home working restrictions, introduced due to the emergence of the new variant.


The Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee, established in June 2021, focuses on:

  • all public petitions submitted to the Parliament and determines if they meet the rules
  • deciding what actions should be taken for all public petitions which meet the rules
  • reviewing the operation of the public petitions system
  • any other forms of public engagement the committee decides to undertake

Ruth is looking forward to the work ahead on the committee and already has been interested to hear more about the current varied agenda.  Recently the committee has been considering petitions regarding the Witchcraft Act 1563 (Pardon and Memorial) (PE1855); Body Cameras (National Health Service)(PE1877), Hypnotherapy (PE1873) and Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Prosecutions) (PE1878), to name a few.

To learn more about the work of the committee visit the Scottish Parliament website here.