MPs to debate a petition relating to cervical screening
14 July 2021
On Monday 19 July, MPs will debate a petition relating to cervical screening.
- Watch the debate (from 4.30pm, Monday 19 July)
- Read the debate transcript (available shortly after the conclusion of the debate)
- Follow the Committee on Twitter and join the discussion using #CervicalScreeningDebate
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.
FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
The petition, which has more than 146,000 signatures, states: “Cervical screening needs to be every year. This is because women are dying, mothers, wives, daughters, granddaughters and sisters are dying.”
In its response to the petition, the Government said: “All women aged 25-64 are offered routine cervical screening. Due to the highly accurate, predictive nature of the HPV test, the UK NSC does not recommend that women are screened on a yearly basis.”
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.