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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 26 April 2022

26 April 2022

On 26 April 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. Reduce fuel duty and VAT by 40% for a period of 2 years

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 23 May 2022.

  1. Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 23 May 2022.

  1. Require schools to make Friday a part of the school weekend

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

  1. Ensure Trans people are fully protected under any conversion therapy ban

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

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

  1. End the ban on fracking

The Committee agreed to request a revised response, that more directly responds to the request of this petition.

  1. Fund OPTUNE brain cancer treatment for NHS patients

The Committee noted this response.

  1. Require universities to refund students during any strike action

The Committee noted this response.

  1. Delay removal of red diesel entitlement from the construction industry

The Committee noted this response.

  1. Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees

The Committee noted this response.

  1. Ensure global and equitable access to vaccines, tests, treatments, and PPE

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Make provisions for telemedicine for early abortions permanent in England

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Offer fast track asylum to any Ukrainians displaced due to the invasion

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Allow consumers the right to refuse the £200 energy rebate

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Increase the state pension to £19,760 a year (£380 a week)

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (Grounds C to G)

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Make it a specific criminal offence to supply drugs to children under 16

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Require schools to make Friday a part of the school weekend

The Committee noted this response. 

  1. Review management of ADHD assessments and increase funding

The Committee noted this response. 

Public petitions

  1. Great British Railways headquarters (David Morris)
  2. Community energy projects (Martyn Day)
  3. National Insurance payments (David Linden)
  4. National Insurance increases (Richard Burgon)
  5. VAT and fuel duty on petrol and diesel (Patricia Gibson)
  6. Barnet Police Station (Theresa Villiers)
  7. Acorn Project (Martyn Day)
  8. Sodium valproate (Cat Smith)
  9. Halton Hospital (Mike Amesbury)
  10. Proposed Lidsing Garden Village Development (Tracey Crouch)

The Committee noted these petitions and the Government’s observations.

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