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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 11 January 2022

14 January 2022

On 11 January 2022 the Committee considered e-petitions which had received over 100,000 signatures. The Committee also considered e-petitions that had received over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, and public petitions that had received a Government observation.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

1. Allow fully vaccinated people coming from red list countries to isolate at home                          

The Committee agreed to cancel the debate on Covid-19 restrictions on UK arrivals that had been scheduled for Monday 17 January, because the petition that was going to be the subject of the debate was about requirements for certain people to enter managed quarantine when travelling to the UK from a country that is on the UK Government's red list of countries and territories, and there are currently no countries on this list. This debate may be rescheduled if countries are added to the red list in the future.

2. Mark Allen's Law - we want throwline stations around all bodies of open water

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on Monday 24 January 2022

3. Prohibit employers from requiring staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on Monday 24 January 2022

4. Do not implement proposed new offences for vehicle "tampering"

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

5. End the Cage Age for all farmed animals

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

6. Provide more funding for stalking advocates for victims of stalking

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

7. Plan to phase out animal experiments

This petition was debated on 25 October 2021.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

1. Urge China to allow direct flights between UK and China to resume

The Committee noted the Government’s response

2. Make the day of Diwali a public holiday

The Committee noted the Government’s response

3. Create an emergency fund for ASD (autism) & ADHD assessments

The Committee noted the Government’s response

4. Call an immediate general election due to authoritarian Coronavirus measures

The Committee noted the Government’s response

5. Suspend all Ofsted inspections from now until September 2022 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

6. Give the Environment Agency the funds and freedom to protect English rivers 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

7. Amnesty for undocumented migrants after 10 years and reduce 20 year ILR rule 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

8. Do not implement proposed new offences for vehicle "tampering"

The Committee noted the Government’s response

9. Introduce new requirements for cyclists/e-scooters: visible ID, licences, etc 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

10. Create a publicly owned manufacturer for off-patent, generic drugs in the UK 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

11. Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

12. Do not make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

13. Create new recycling and reuse requirements for local authorities 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

14. Ban the Shooting of Critically Endangered Woodcocks 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

15. Remove Clause 9 from the Nationality and Borders Bill 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

16. Open a Public Inquiry into Covid-19 Vaccine Safety 

The Committee noted the Government’s response

Public petitions 

  1. High Income Child Benefit Charge (Martyn Day)
  2. Pine Trees development (Steve Baker)
  3. Walsall Arboretum (Valerie Vaz)
  4. Bennetts End Road (Mike Penning)
  5. Electrification of the Hull to Selby railway line (Diana Johnson)
  6. Off-road vehicles in the Gwyddon Forestry (Chris Evans)

Further Information

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