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Decisions of the Petitions Committee

9 March 2021

On 9 March 2021 the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 4 March 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also agreed debates for a number of petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

  1. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 22 March.

  1. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
  2. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
  3. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
  4. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
  5. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 22 March.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

  1. Make access to food a legal right - no one in the UK should go hungry 

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

  1. Urge the ICC to investigate crimes against the Tamil population 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Regulate and licence all retired greyhound kennel premises 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Lobby to negotiate equal visa rights for U.K. citizens with property in EU area 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Negotiate more favorable post-transition travel rules for U.K. citizens

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Change COVID-19 critical workers list to include all veterinary staff 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens. 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

  1. Create a public register of people banned from keeping animals in the UK 

The Committee noted the Government’s response.

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