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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 15 September 2015

15 September 2015

Today's decisions by the Petitions Committee include referring an e-petition about sugary drinks, started by Jamie Oliver, to the House of Commons Health Committee

  • Role of the Committee
  • Working methods of the Committee: how it makes its decisions
  • Previous decisions of the Petitions Committee
  • The Committee considered all petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures and those over 10,000 which had received a government response on or by Friday 11 September.

    Petitions which met these criteria after Friday 11 September, will be considered at its next meeting on Tuesday 13 October.

    Petitions over 100,000

    The Committee agreed to write to the Health Committee, to ask whether it would consider looking into the matters raised. The Committee will consider this e-petition again, including whether to schedule a debate on it, once it receives a response from the Health Committee.

    The Committee agreed to hold a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion “That this House has considered an e-petition relating to immigration” on Monday 19 October at 4.30pm.

    Paul Scully MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

    Petitions over 10,000 with a government response

    The Committee agreed to write to the Health Committee to draw its attention to the petition.

    The Committee agreed to write to the Procedure Committee, to draw its attention to the petition.

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