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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.

E-petitions website

Committee news

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Petition calling for a tax on sugary drinks is debated
MPs debate a petition calling for a sugary drinks tax to be introduced to improve children's health
24 November 2015
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Funding for research into brain tumours explored
Petitions Committee hears from clinicians and the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) for its inquiry into a petition about funding for research into brain tumours.
20 November 2015
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 17 November 2015
This week's decisions by the Petitions Committee include scheduling a debate on an e-petition relating to a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve children's health.
20 November 2015
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee 3 November 2015
Today's decisions by the Petitions Committee involved asking for further information from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
3 November 2015
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Funding for research into brain tumours explored
Petitions Committee hears from petitioners and charities about funding for research into brain tumours
29 October 2015
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 27 October 2015
Today's decisions involved informing petitioners of existing House of Commons work on their petition issues.
27 October 2015
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E-petition debate on term-time leave from school for holidays
The House of Commons debates an e-petition relating to term time leave from school for holiday.
21 October 2015
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee 20 October 2015
Today's decisions involved informing petitioners of current Parliamentary work relevant their petition.
20 October 2015
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Inquiry: funding for research into brain tumours
The Petitions Committee is investigating the subject of funding for brain tumour research, following an e-petition which was started on petition.parliament.uk
19 October 2015
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E-petition debate on immigration
House of Commons debates in Westminster Hall on Monday 19 October
16 October 2015
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee 13 October 2015
Today's decisions by the Petitions Committee include scheduling a debate on an e-petition relating to term-time leave from school for holiday.
13 October 2015
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E-petition debate on the legalisation of cannabis
House of Commons debates in Westminster Hall on Monday 12 October
9 October 2015
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Launch of the new Petitions Committee
The Launch of the new Petitions Committee will take place on Wednesday 28 October 2015. It's a free event aimed at campaigners.
2 October 2015
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Petition relating to migrants and refugees in the UK
Find out what happened in the House of Commons on the issue raised in this petition.
17 September 2015
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 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.
15 September 2015
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Contracts and conditions in the NHS and #WeNurses chat
Parliament debates e-petition on contracts and conditions in the NHS in Westminster Hall. #WeNurses online debate to inform MPs taking part.
9 September 2015
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Committee schedules its first debates on e-petitions
The Petitions Committee made its first decisions on petitions, including scheduling two debates on petitions which reached 100,000 signatures or more.
8 September 2015
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Committee opens consultation on its working methods
New Petitions Committee opens a consultation on its working methods
23 July 2015
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New House of Commons and Government petitions website launched
New petitions website launched
20 July 2015
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Helen Jones elected as Chair
Chair of Petitions Committee announced
18 June 2015
Total results 481 (page 24 of 25)