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Petitions

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Presented Petitions

Petition s presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Education Maintenance Allowance

The Petition of residents of Leicester and the surrounding area,


Declares that the Petitioners oppose the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance; notes that a substantial number of young people are in receipt of the Education Maintenance Allowance in Leicester; and further notes that education can provide a better future for young people.


The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government not to abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance.

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And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Liz Kendall .]

[P000900]


Arms Exports

The Petition of residents of Wirksworth and the Derbyshire Dales,


Declares that the petitioners strongly oppose the current sale of UK arms to any country currently engaged in conflict, or any country known to be a repressive regime which pays scant regard to human rights; and further declares that the petitioners believe that the hurried revocation of UK export licences for arms and crowd control equipment which had been freely sold to Libya makes their point all too vividly.


The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take all possible steps to prevent the further sale of UK arms and riot control equipment to any country engaged in conflict or with a record of human rights abuse.


And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000903]