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Volume 598: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Ending violence against children

I am delighted and indebted to Minehead Middle School in my constituency for this petition. It has collected more than 200 postcards.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the petitioners support Unicef’s campaign to end violence against children; further that the petitioners note that not all children have the opportunity to speak and therefore need people to speak for them; and further that Minehead Middle School recently held a campaign day on this subject and 200 pupils signed postcards calling for action. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to support Unicef’s campaign and to commit to working to end violence against children now.

And the petitioners remain, etc. [P001531]

Pedestrian access at White Cross (Hallatrow)

This petition concerning pedestrian access at White Cross comes from scores of my constituents to The Honourable The Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled.

The petition states:

The Humble Petition of Miss Lucy Loakes and Mrs Mary Loakes,

Sheweth that the installation of a pavement running from the A37/A39 traffic lights to Bookbarn International would significantly improve access for pedestrians, particularly those who are disabled. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House considers that this pavement be considered by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.