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MPs to debate petition relating to covid-19 vaccine passports

10 March 2021

On Monday 15 March, MPs will debate a petition relating to covid-19 vaccine passports.

The debate will be led by Petitions Committee Member Mike Hill MP. MPs from all parties can take part, and Cabinet Office Minister Penny Mordaunt MP will respond on behalf of the Government.

Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports

The petition, which has more than 275,000 signatures, states: “We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public.

“Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.”

In response to the petition, the Government said: “The Government is reviewing whether COVID-status certificates could play a role in reopening parts of our economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety.”

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.

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