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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 25 January 2022

1 February 2022

On 25 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.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures 

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

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on Monday 31 January 2022

2. Reform the Gender Recognition Act

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on Monday 21 February 2022     

3. Hold online trolls accountable for their online abuse via their IP address

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on Monday 28 February 2022

4. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on Monday 28 February 2022

5. Repeal Breed Specific Legislation

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

6. Protect student choice: do not withdraw funding for BTEC qualifications

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

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

1. Make the use of free-running snares illegal for trapping wildlife

The Committee noted this response

2. Repeal Breed Specific Legislation

The Committee noted this response.

3. Do not require Covid vaccination passports for crowded events

The Committee noted this response

4. Ban all animal experiments & redirect Government funding to human-based research

The Committee noted this response

5. Abolish time limit for requesting sentences for child murder be reviewed

The Committee noted this response

6. Urge Hong Kong to release all political prisoners and safeguard human rights

The Committee noted this response

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