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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 21 March 2017

22 March 2017

This week's decisions included scheduling a debate on an e-petition relating to proportional representation.

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 17 March 2017.

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

Petition debates

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 168657 relating to proportional representation". The date of the debate will be announced in due course.

Ben Howlett MP, a member of the Committee, will lead the debate.

The Committee agreed to wait until the Government has responded to the petition before deciding whether to schedule a debate.

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

 The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee agreed to write to the Government and to ask for a response that directly addresses the request made by the petition, and which provides a clearer explanation of what the Government is currently doing to tackle gay conversion therapy in the UK.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee has agreed to defer its decision on the petition calling on Parliament to "Replace the unelected House of Lords with a publicly elected body" to a future meeting. If the Committee were to schedule a debate on that petition, this petition will be grouped with it for debate or tagged as relevant.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee has agreed to defer its decision on the petition calling on Parliament to "Replace the unelected House of Lords with a publicly elected body" to a future meeting. If the Committee were to schedule a debate on that petition, this petition will be grouped with it for debate or tagged as relevant.

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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