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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 17 January 2017

18 January 2017

This week's decisions included scheduling debates on e-petitions relating to the domestic ivory market in the UK, pay restraint for Agenda for Change NHS staff, and the banning of non-recyclable and non-compostable packaging.

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 13 January 2017.

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Petition debates

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 165905 relating to the domestic ivory market in the UK" on Monday 6 February 2017 at 4.30pm. Luke Hall MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 168127 relating to pay restraint for Agenda for Change NHS staff" on Monday 30 January 2017 at 4.30pm. Catherine McKinnell MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 167596 relating to the banning of non-recyclable and non-compostable packaging" on Monday 23 January 2017 at 4.30pm. David Mackintosh MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures which have received a government response

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.

Public (paper) petitions with government responses

The following public (paper) petitions received a written response from the Government:

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