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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 22 March 2022

24 March 2022

On 22 March 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. Suspend trade agreement with Faroe Islands until all whale & dolphin hunts end

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

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

The Committee agreed not to debate this petition, because all covid-19 travel restrictions have now been removed.

3. Remove Clause 9 from the Nationality and Borders Bill

The Committee agreed not to debate this petition, because the request of this petition has already been considered by MPs as part of consideration of the Nationality and Borders Bill.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

4. Make St David's day a bank holiday in Wales

The Committee noted this response.

5. Backpay the £20 covid uplift to people on Legacy Benefits

The Committee noted this response.

6. Make SEND training mandatory for all teaching staff

The Committee noted this response.

7. Do not end legal obligations to self-isolate if people test positive for covid

The Committee noted this response.

8. Do not reform the Human Rights Act

The Committee noted this response.

Public petitions

Breast cancer screening in Fleetwood (Cat Smith)

Stalking advocates (Toby Perkins)

Great British Railways headquarters (David Morris)

The Committee noted these petitions and the Government observations to them.

Further information

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