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Decisions of the Petitions Committee

14 October 2020

On 13 October the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 8 October 2020, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered petitions which have reached over 100,000 signatures.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

  1. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
  2. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
  3. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

The Committee agreed to schedule these petitions for debate.

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

  1. Revoke the right of registered sex offenders to change their name by deed poll
    The Committee agreed to request a revised Government response, which directly addresses the request of the petition.
  2. Take action to end factory farming and reduce meat and dairy consumption
    The Committee agreed to request a revised Government response, which directly addresses the request of the petition.
  3. Ban adverts for and sale of Asian elephant tours that do not meet set standards
    The Committee agreed to request a revised Government response, which directly addresses the request of the petition.
  4. Extend furlough beyond October for the travel industry.
    The Committee noted the Government’s response.
  5. Recognise period pants as a menstrual product so that they can be taxed fairly
    The Committee noted the Government’s response.
  6. Extend the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to September
    The Committee noted the Government’s response.
  7. Mandatory life sentences for child sexual abuse
    The Committee noted the Government’s response.
  8. Lower the age that breast screening services are offered
    The Committee noted the Government’s response.
  9. For the sake of wildlife & forests ban the release of balloons and sky lanterns.
    The Committee noted the Government’s response
  10. Save the 250 year old Cubbington pear tree from HS2.
    The Committee noted the Government’s response.
  11. The government to allow the opening of nightclubs.
    The Committee noted the Government’s response
  12. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    The Committee noted the Government’s response
  13. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    The Committee noted the Government’s response
  14. Scrap 'On-Demand' Postal Voting, & Create Strict Eligibility Criteria
    The Committee noted the Government’s response

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