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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 1 March

1 March 2016

This week's decisions included scheduling a debate on an e-petition relating to contract negotiations with the BMA.

The Committee considered all e-petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and those over 10,000 signatures which had received a government response, by Friday 26 February.

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 8 March. 

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

The Committee decided to hold two evidence sessions on 15 and 22 March to further investigate this issue before it is debated by MPs. The sessions will start at about 2.15 pm and will be open to MPs, the press and public to attend.  The sessions will also be broadcast live on parliamentlive.tv.  Further information about these arrangements will be announced in the next week.

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall.

A member of the Petitions Committee will lead the debate.

The Committee decided not to schedule a debate on this petition. This petition was started on 22 September 2015, and the subject was subsequently debated in the House of Commons (on 28 October 2015). The Committee has scheduled a debate on e-petition 121262, relating to contract negotiations with the BMA.

The Committee decided not to schedule a debate on this petition, because it does not have the power to schedule debates on motions of no confidence, and the petition does not contain a specific request for action on policy.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures having received a Government response

The Committee noted the Government's response. The Committee decided to draw the petition, and the Government's response, to the attention of the local MPs.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response and the opportunity for the petitioner to participate in a consultation on this subject.

The Committee noted the Government's response and the EFRA Committee's ongoing work on this subject.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

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