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Decisions of the Committee, 26 January 2021

28 January 2021

On 26 January 2021 the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 21 January 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, or had received a revised response. The Committee also considered petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and petitions that were relevant to already scheduled debates.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

1. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021

The Committee agreed to hold an e-petition session on this petition on 1 February 2021.

2. Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 4 February 2021, and also debate e-petition 327566, We the British People Request a Public Inquiry into Grooming Gangs, at the same debate.

3. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening

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

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

1. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination

The Committee agreed to request a revised response.

2. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

3. Ban Supertrawlers from UK waters after leaving the EUs Common Fisheries Policy

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

4. Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

5. Support Boarding Kennels and Catteries

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

6. Do not start mass testing in schools or require asymptomatic students to isolate

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

7. Require negative covid test to enter the UK

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

8. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

9. Exempt outdoor tennis from closure due to COVID-19

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

10. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

11. Extend driving theory test certificates expiring in 2020/21 by 12 months

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

12. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

13. Ban Trail Hunting

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

14. Allow learner drivers to go out and drive with people from their household

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

15. Do not implement Covid-19 Freedom Passes

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

16. Repeal Coronavirus Act and end all Covid-19 restrictions

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

17. Close schools in Tier 4 areas

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Revised responses

1. Make it a criminal offence for MPs to mislead the public

The Committee noted the revised response from the Government.

Public petitions and observations   

  1. Recognition of sub postmasters (Presented by Alan Brown/Martyn Day)
  2. Accessibility of leisure attractions (Presented by Siobhan Baillie)
  3. Banning of unpaid work trials (Presented by Patrick Grady)

Further information

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