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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 28 February 2017

28 February 2017

This week the Committee considered petitions which had received a government response.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures which have received a government response

  1. Keep the Personal Injury Small Claims Limit at £1,000/ Keep Damages for whiplash  
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  2. Improve understanding & treatment of people with hidden illnesses in PIP process  
    The Committee noted the Government's response. 
  3. Stop the resale of concert tickets at inflated prices on secondary websites  
    The Committee noted the Government's response. 
  4. Don't allow prescriptions to stop for dairy free milk in the UK 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  5. Make it a specific criminal offence to attack any member of NHS Medical Staff 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  6. Make cannabis oil legal for medicinal purposes 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
    The Committee agreed to write to the Government to ask for a clearer explanation of the Government's position.
  7. Extreme vetting of immigrants and visitors to the UK 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  8. Amend existing Hate Crime legislation to specifically include disabled people 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  9. Vote of no confidence in Theresa May in her handling of Brexit & foreign policy 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  10. Increase teachers' PPA time to 1 day per week to promote teachers' wellbeing 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  11. Make British Sign language part of the National Curriculum 
    The Committee agreed to write to the Government to request a revised response that more directly addressed the request of the petition.
  12. Make CCTV mandatory in the UK's equine slaughterhouses 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.
  13. Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools 
    The Committee noted the Government's response.

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