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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 24 January 2023

25 January 2023

On 24 January 2023 the Committee considered e-petition 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 a revised Government response, and public petitions that had received a Government observation.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

1. Remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum
The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate at a later date.

2. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
The Committee agreed to consider scheduling this petition for debate at a later date.

3. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 27 February 2023.

4. Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 6 March 2023.

5. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 13 March 2023.

6. Make it unlawful for shops to refuse cash payments
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 20 March 2023.

7. Require all businesses and public services to accept cash payments
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 20 March 2023.

8. Do not impose any new requirements on parents who are home educating
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 27 March 2023.

9. Do not require parents to register home educated children with local authorities
The Committee agreed to debate this petition on 27 March 2023.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures

1. Reinstate tax relief allowing mortgage interest to be set against rental income
The Committee noted this response.

Revised Government responses

1. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
The Committee agreed to accept the revised response to this petition.

Public petitions and observations

1. Access to NHS dental care in Blackpool (Scott Benton)

2. Planned closure of the Ambleside and Hawkshead doctors’ surgeries (Tim Farron)

3. Water meters for park homes (Mrs Sheryll Murray)

4. No. 52 Barrhead circular route (Kristen Oswald)

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

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