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Petitions Committee
The Petitions Committee is a cross-party group of MPs appointed by to consider petitions on & public (paper) petitions.
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Petitions Committee 5h
People have used petitions to fight injustice for centuries. Dr of Project explores one of the first petitions to the Lords by a woman who petitioned to stop 'the ruine of her life and fortunes'
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Petitions Committee Jul 31
This week, we've published many of your petitions on issues including: 🚴‍♀️🚶‍♀️ Cycling and footpaths 💷 Taxation 🍜 Food labelling When starting petitions, make sure you check that it meets our standards to give it the best chance of being published:
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Petitions Committee Jul 31
Hi Elaine. kindly shared his experiences and views with us during a live session at the start of our inquiry, which was prompted by his petition calling for action on trolling: You can watch Bobby give evidence here:
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Petitions Committee Jul 31
Replying to @SueMcAngel @DHSCgovuk
Hi Sue. Thanks. For clarity, we asked the Government to respond to this petition when it reached 10,000 signatures. The response you refer to is what we received from . You can share your views on this with them using the contact details here:
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Petitions Committee Jul 31
Replying to @SueMcAngel
Hi Sue. Could you share a link to the petition you're talking about so we can look into this for you? Thanks.
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Petitions Committee Jul 31
Thanks to for submitting evidence to our inquiry on Tackling Online Abuse 👇. Read our call for evidence and share your views on: 👩‍💻 the scale and impact of the problem, and 💡 potential legal and technical solutions.
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Petitions Committee Jul 30
Replying to @WindGolem
Hi - thanks for your tweet. The Department for Education gave us this response. You could write to them and your MP to raise your concerns. You can find contact details for the department here: You can find your MP here:
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Petitions Committee Jul 30
As part of our Tackling Online Abuse inquiry we are considering: 👩‍💻 The scale & impact on internet users inc. disabled people & the LGBT+ community 📜 Gov proposals 💡 Possible legal & technological solutions Share your experiences with us by Wed 12 Aug:
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Petitions Committee Jul 30
Chair & have been left disappointed by the Government's refusal to take action on pet theft. says the Gov has no plans to change the law, despite petitions on this issue with over 250k signatures. 👀 Read more:
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Catherine McKinnell Jul 29
This week I caught up with some of the campaigners to hear how they're getting on. Lockdown may be over but the struggle for new parents is still there and the lack of urgency from Govt in considering our report is hugely disappointing for them.
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Petitions Committee Jul 29
Hi Kirsty. Thanks for your tweet. has confirmed the Government will respond within the standard 60 days, which would fall in early September. However, the Government could choose to take action on our recommendations at any time, if they wished.
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Petitions Committee Jul 29
Chair has expressed her extreme disappointment at the Government's delay in responding to our report on the Impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave. 👀 Find out more:
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Petitions Committee Jul 28
Replying to @HSaireh
Hi - thanks for your tweet. Since March, we've been receiving three times the usual number of petitions. We're sorry that this means that it's taking longer to check petitions. Please e-mail us on petitionscommittee@parliament.uk so that we can help you more
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Petitions Committee Jul 27
Replying to @Neptune_Colt
Hello - thanks for your tweet. Since March, we've been receiving over 3 times as many petitions per week as usual. We're sorry this means it's taking us far longer than our 7 day target to check petitions. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.
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Petitions Committee Jul 27
Replying to @Danaiolos
Hi Dan. Thanks for your tweet. Since March, we've been receiving over 3 times as many petitions per week as usual. We're sorry this means it's taking us far longer than our 7 day target to check petitions. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.
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Petitions Committee Jul 24
Hello. This petition is simply waiting to be checked. If you email us from the address you used when starting your petition, we can look into this for you. Our email address can be found here: .
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Petitions Committee Jul 24
Hi Jan. While we have a number of petitions open on related issues, Paulette Wilson's petition was delivered directly to - it was not started on . It will be for the Government to decide whether to take action on the petition.
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Petitions Committee Jul 24
No problem at all, and thank you!
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Petitions Committee Jul 24
Dear Lizzie. Thanks for your tweet. requested a response to this petition, calling for a public inquiry into the EU referendum, when the petition reached 10,000 signatures. The response above is what we received from the Government .
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Petitions Committee Jul 23
Replying to @VasJMorgan
Hi Vas. We have your email and will respond in due course. Many thanks.
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