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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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MPs to debate petitions relating to the UK’s departure from the EU
MPs to debate petitions relating to the UK’s departure from the European Union
2 October 2020
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MPs to debate the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave
MPs to debate a petition calling on the Government to extend maternity leave by three months with pay in light of COVID-19
1 October 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee
On 22 September the Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 17 September 2020, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response.
24 September 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee
Committee agrees decisions on petitions
17 September 2020
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Committee welcomes Government response to coronavirus university report but warns it ‘risks letting down students’
Petitions Committee publishes the Government's response to its report on the impact of COVID-19 on university students
16 September 2020
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MPs to present concerns to Ministers on support for households during COVID-19
Committee to hold a hybrid e-petitions session to put concerns to Ministers on support for households during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
16 September 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which reached over 10,000 signatures
9 September 2020
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Committee express disappointment at Government response to its report on impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave
Government gives their response to the Petitions Committee’s report on the impact of COVID-19 on maternity and parental leave.
9 September 2020
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Edmund Felton's petitions for justice
Professor Jason Peacey looks at how Edmund Felton used petitions to fight for justice during the 1600s
4 September 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which reached over 10,000 signatures.
4 September 2020
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Petitions Committee Chair calls on Government to urgently respond to petitions relating to A-level and GCSE grades
Chair of the Petitions Committee writes to the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP
1 September 2020
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Petitions Committee Chair disappointed in Government's failure to respond urgently to report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave
4 August 2020
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The petition of Elizabeth Skory
This month, Dr Sharon Howard looks at one of the first women to petition the House of Lords
3 August 2020
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Petitions Committee disappointed at Government's inaction on ‘spiralling' pet theft
READ: Petitions Committee writes to Secretary of State for Justice about Government's inaction on pet theft
28 July 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 14 July 2020
View the decisions of the Petitions Committee taken on 14 July 2020
15 July 2020
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MPs to discuss petitions on easing Coronavirus lockdown restrictions
WATCH: Petitions Committee holds hybrid session to discuss e-petitions
14 July 2020
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Report: Petitions Committee calls for Government increase support for Universities and students amid ‘huge' COVID-19 disruption
READ: Petitions Committee releases report on universities and students
13 July 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 7 July 2020
View the decisions of the Petitions Committee taken on 7 July 2020
9 July 2020
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Report: Petitions Committee calls for Government to extend parental leave and pay for new parents in light of COVID-19
READ: Petitions Committee releases report on parental leave
6 July 2020
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 30 June 2020
View the decisions of the Petitions Committee taken on 30 June 2020
2 July 2020
Total results 487 (page 7 of 25)