MPs to debate petition relating to the rollout of covid-19 vaccinations
7 January 2021
On Monday 11 January, MPs will debate a petition relating to the rollout of covid-19 vaccinations.
- Watch the debate (from 6:00pm, Monday 11 January)
- Read the debate transcript (available shortly after the conclusion of the debate)
- Follow the Committee on Twitter and join the discussion using #VaccineRolloutDebate
- Read research on this issue from the House of Commons Library
The debate will be led by Petitions Committee member Tonia Antoniazzi MP. MPs from all parties can take part, and the Government will send a Minister to respond.
Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
The petition, which has more than 340,000 signatures, states: “Advice from the JCVI on the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine does not include school/childcare workers. This petition calls for these workers, who cannot distance or use PPE, to be kept safe at work by being put on the vaccine priority list when such a list is adopted into government policy.”
The petition is currently awaiting a Government response.
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are 'general' debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.