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Petitions Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Petitions Committee considers e-petitions submitted on Parliament’s petitions website and public (paper) petitions presented to the House of Commons, engaging the public directly with the work of the House.

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Legal experts discuss high heels and workplace dress codes
As a direct result of a petition, MPs investigate high heels and workplace dress codes.
12 July 2016
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Debate on school penalty fines and authorised absence from school
Petitions Committee schedules debate on school penalty fines and authorised absence from school.
7 July 2016
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The Stamp Act of 1765 and the petition of the British Colonies in North America
The Stamp Act of 1765 provoked an outcry from Britain's American Colonies. They petitioned Parliament against the Act.
1 July 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 28 June 2016
View the decisions of the Petitions Committee taken on 28 June 2016.
29 June 2016
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Debate on expressive arts subjects and the Ebacc
Petitions Committee schedules debate on expressive arts subjects and the Ebacc.
24 June 2016
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Petitioner discusses high heels and workplace dress codes
Petitions Committee examines high heels and workplace dress codes with Women and Equalities Committee
23 June 2016
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E-petition forces Government rethink on brain tumour research funding
Government responds to Petitions Committee report on funding for research into brain tumours
16 June 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 14 June 2016
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14 June 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 7 June 2016
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8 June 2016
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Debate on foreign aid spending
Petitions Committee schedules debate on foreign aid spending
7 June 2016
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Votes for women: the 1866 suffrage petition
The Vote 100 project team look at the first mass women's suffrage petition.
31 May 2016
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Debate on restricting the use of fireworks
Petitions Committee schedules debate on restricting the use of fireworks
27 May 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 24 May 2016
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24 May 2016
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Debate on the Government's EU referendum leaflet
Petitions Committee schedules debate on the Government's EU referendum leaflet
5 May 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 3 May 2016
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4 May 2016
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The first parliamentary divorce brought by a woman
Dr Mari Takayanagi on Jane Campbell's 1801 petition for divorce.
28 April 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 26 April
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26 April 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 19 April
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20 April 2016
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 12 April
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13 April 2016
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Debate on meningitis B vaccination
Petitions Committee scehedules debate on e-petition on the meningitis B vaccination.
8 April 2016
Total results 513 (page 23 of 26)