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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 7 February 2017

8 February 2017

This week's decisions included scheduling debates on e-petitions relating to sentencing for child abuse offences and badger culling.

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 3 February 2017.

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Petition debates

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 166711 relating to sentencing for child abuse offences" on Monday 13 March 2017 at 4.30pm. 

Catherine McKinnell MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

The Committee decided to schedule a debate on this petition. The date of the debate will be decided in due course.

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

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The National Decommissioning Authority launched a consultation on pensions on 9 January 2017. The Committee agreed to write to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ask for more information on the consultation so that petitioners can contribute to it.

 The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

Public (paper) petitions with government responses

The following public (paper) petition received a written response from the Government and was noted by the Committee:

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