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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 26 January

26 January 2016

This week's decisions included following up on government responses to e-petitions which had reached over 10,000 signatures. 

The Committee considered all e-petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and those with over 10,000 signatures which had received a government response, on or by Friday 22 January. 

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 2 February. 

Other decisions on petitions over 100,000 signatures

The Committee noted that this issue had already been debated and decided on by MPs on 19 January. People who signed the petition had been informed about the debate. The Committee therefore decided that it would take no further action.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures with a government response

The Committee noted the Government's response and agreed to inform petitioners about a debate on lead ammunition that had taken place on 8 December.   

The Committee agreed to write to the Secretary of State to ask that the Government responds to the petition again once it has considered the Lead Ammunition Group's report fully and responded to it.    

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee decided to draw the attention of petitioners to the work of the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which is currently preparing its report on the draft Bill. 

The Committee noted the Government's response. 

 The Committee noted the Government's response. 

 The Committee noted the Government's response.

 The Committee noted the Government's response and it agreed to write to the Committee on Arms Export Controls to draw this petition to their attention.  

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee agreed to write back to the Ministry of Defence to ask for its response on the specific point, raised by the petitioner, about an ID card for ex-servicemen. 

Other decisions on petitions

The Committee noted the Government's response and decided that it would take no further action.

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