Skip to main content

Decisions of the Petitions Committee 17 November 2020

20 November 2020

On 17 November the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 12 November 2020, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, or had received a revised response. The Committee also considered petitions which reached over 100,000 signatures.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

1. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate at a later date.

2. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate at a later date.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

1. Rule out ending the transition period without a deal

The Committee agreed to request a revised Government response.

2. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19

The Committee agreed to request a revised Government response.

3. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

4. Add Crohn’s & Colitis to the Medically Exempt Certificate

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

5. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

6. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

7. Make wearing face masks mandatory in secondary schools and colleges

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Revised Government responses

1. Review planning legislation to include facilities for HGV drivers.

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response.

2. Take action to end factory farming and reduce meat and dairy consumption

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response.

Further information 

Image: Parliamentary copyright