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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 23 February 2021

23 February 2021

On 23 February 2021 the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 18 February 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and petitions that were relevant to already scheduled debates.

On 23 February 2021 the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 18 February 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government 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. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

  1. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

  1. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

  1. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

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

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

  1. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

  1. Keep schools closed until May

The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate when sittings in Westminster Hall resume.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

  1. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme

The Committee agreed to request a revised response from the Government.

  1. Require local exam centres to accept home-educated students for public exams

The Committee agreed to request a revised response from the Government.

  1. Lower the cost of British Citizenship applications to £372.

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Extend the 2026 deadline for the recording of historic footpaths & bridleways.

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Extend Maternity Exemption Certificates

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Introduce closed season in grey squirrel cull, so that babies aren't left to die

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Prioritise vaccinations for people with a learning disability

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Include public transport workers in priority groups for covid 19 vaccination

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine!

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Public Inquiry into Unfair Trading Practices of Holiday Caravan Park Owners

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Reduce the minimum time required for ILR to 3 years for non-UK NHS workers

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Urge the Indian Government to ensure safety of protestors & press freedom

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Don't scrap funding for BTEC Performing Arts

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Grant wraparound and holiday care providers urgent financial support

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Kristian Johnson’s Law. Life sentences for Death by Careless & Dangerous Driving

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Cancel A-level and GCSE exams 2022

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Make prison staff top priority as key workers to recieve the covid 19 vaccine

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Continue the ban on the use of Neonicotinoids

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. After the vaccine roll-out to high risk groups, remove ALL covid-19 restrictions

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Offer Indefinite Leave to Remain to all NHS and social care workers

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Amend GCSE exam content for children that are now in year 9 and year 10

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Give students the option to take exams or receive assessed grades for 2020/21

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

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

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Revised responses

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

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response.

  1. Enable all students to end university tenancy agreements early due to Covid-19.

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response.

  1. Prioritise COVID-19 vaccines for first responders (police, fire, ambulance)

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response.

  1. Revoke rules for refusing or cancelling permission to stay for rough sleepers

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response.

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