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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 10 January 2017

13 January 2017

This week's decisions included noting 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 over 10,000 signatures which had received a government response, by Friday 6 January 2017.

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Petitions with over 100,000 signatures

The Committee decided not to schedule a debate on this petition because the issues raised in the petition had been recently debated in Parliament. On 12 December 2016 Mr Andrew Mitchell MP made an application for an emergency debate on international action to protect civilians in Aleppo and Syria. The emergency debate took place on 13 December 2016.

An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons on a matter that should have urgent consideration. An MP may apply to the Speaker for an emergency debate under the rules of Standing Order No. 24.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures which 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.

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.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

Petition already considered by the Committee

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee has agreed to schedule a debate on this petition. Before setting a date for the debate, the Committee would like the House of Commons to have the chance to find out more information about the issues raised in the petition. This will help to inform MPs taking part in the House of Commons debate. More details about this will be announced in due course.

Public (paper) petitions with government responses

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

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