Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 8 December 2015
8 December 2015
This week's decisions included informing petitioners about select committee work related to an e-petition.
- Role of the Committee
- Working methods of the Committee: how it makes its decisions
- Previous decisions of the Petitions Committee
- Petitions Committee
The Committee considered all e-petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and those over 10,000 which had received a government response, on or by Friday 4 December.
Petitions which meet these criteria after Friday 4 December will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 5 January.
Petitions with over 100,000 signatures
- Vote no on military action in Syria against IS in response to the Paris attacks
- No UK airstrikes on Syria
The Committee noted that this issue had already been debated and decided on by MPs. It therefore decided that it would take no further action on these petitions.
Petitions over 10,000 with a government response
The Committee noted that the Home Affairs Committee was currently conducting an inquiry into the migration crisis. It agreed to write to the Home Affairs Committee to draw its attention to this petition.
The Committee noted the Government response. It also noted a current Early Day Motion on this issue. It decided not to take any further action on this petition at this stage.
The Committee noted that Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee was currently conducting an inquiry into farmgate prices. It agreed to inform petitioners about the inquiry and to inform the EFRA Committee about the petition.
The Committee noted that the Government did not plan to extend the existing restrictions on fireworks.
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