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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 14 June 2022

14 June 2022

On 14 June 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, e-petitions that had received revised Government responses, and a public petition that had received a Government observation.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

1. Replace the real bearskins used for the Queen’s Guard’s caps with faux fur 

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 11 July 2022.

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

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

3. Legalise assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults

The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 4 July 2022.

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

  The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 18 July 2022.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

1. Hold a referendum in Greater Manchester on removing the position of Mayor 

The Committee agreed to request a revised response to this petition.

2. Fund Evusheld the preventative COVID19 antibody for immunocompromised

The Committee noted this response.

3. Ban commercial breeding for laboratories. Implement reform to approve & use NAMs

The Committee noted this response.

4. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum

The Committee noted this response.

5. Introduce an "Ecological Damage Tax" on Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass

The Committee noted this response.

6. Increase benefits in line with current levels of inflation

The Committee noted this response.

7. Exempt charities using IPAFFS from ban on importing animals from Eastern Europe

The Committee noted this response.

Revised Government responses

1. End the ban on fracking 

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response. 

2. Provide an energy grant to people with a disability or serious medical condition

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response. 

3. Require all public rights of way be accessible to pedestrians, horses & bicycles 

The Committee agreed to accept the revised response. 

Public petitions and observations

1. Bannerman High School Anti-racism Charter (David Linden)

The Committee noted this petition and the Government’s  observation.

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