Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
MPs to present concerns to Ministers on support for households during COVID-19
On Thursday 17 September, the Petitions Committee will hold a hybrid e-petitions session to put concerns to Ministers on support for households during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The session, which will be open to Members across the House, follows the Committee receiving a series of popular petitions calling for support for households in light of the pandemic.
Read the petitions to be discussed:
- Implement Universal Basic Income to give home & food security through Covid19
- Encourage lenders, landlords and utilities to freeze payments during lockdown
- Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
The Westminster Hall-style debate will be held in one of Parliament’s committee rooms, with the option of participating via video-link, and will give Members across the House the opportunity to debate and question Government Ministers on the issues being raised by petitioners.
Ministers attending to answer questions will include Luke Hall MP (Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government), Will Quince MP (Minister in Department for Work and Pensions) and John Glen MP (Treasury Minister).
More than 347,000 petitioners have now signed parliamentary petitions relating to supporting households through the coronavirus crisis, as the Government continues to adapt the support system being offered across the country.
The session comes as the Petitions Committee continues to press Government Ministers on their response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hybrid e-petitions sessions have been devised as sittings in Westminster Hall – the traditional debating Chamber for e-petitions – are still suspended as part of Parliament’s arrangements for adapting to Coronavirus and ensuring the safety of people on the Estate. Westminster Hall debates are anticipated to resume from 5 October.
- Contact your MP and tell them why this is important to you
- Sign or start a petition
- Follow the Committee on Twitter
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