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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 2 June 2020

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05 June 2020

The Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 28 May 2020, reached over 100,000 signatures, those over 10,000 signatures which had received a Government response, and those which had received a revised Government response. The Committee also agreed terms of reference for an inquiry into online abuse.

 

 

Petitions with 100,000 signatures

Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
The Committee is already pursuing the issues raised by this petition as part of its inquiry into the Government’s response to coronavirus, and can consider whether to schedule a debate on this petition once sittings in Westminster Hall have resumed.

 

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

Refund university rent and tuition fees due to coronavirus
The Committee decided to request a revised response from the Government, as the response did not respond directly to the petitioner’s request.

Ensure UK cancer patients retain access to the latest treatments after Brexit
The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Make LGBT conversion therapy illegal in the UK
The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Make COVID19 testing available to teaching staff caring for pupils
The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Pay long-term supply teachers and support staff during mandatory closures
The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Provide COVID19 income support for the newly self-employed, without HMRC records
The Committee noted the Government’s response.

Increase Early Years Funding for Pre-Schools
The Committee noted the Government’s response.


Revised Government responses 

Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full
The Committee noted the revised response and requested that it be published.

Cut beer duty for at least 12 months, so pubs can survive after the covid virus
The Committee noted the revised response and requested that it be published.

Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID19
The Committee noted the revised response and requested that it be published.

Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co's
The Committee noted the revised response and requested that it be published.

Encourage lenders, landlords and utilities to freeze payments during lockdown
The Committee noted the revised response and requested that it be published.

 

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