Petitions committee starts debate process

3rd March 2016

The Parliamentary Petitions Committee has confirmed that it is to hold two evidence sessions in respect of the petition. The dates are Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 22 March 2016, commencing around 14.00 hrs

Petition commitee

The sessions will be held in the House of Commons  and will be open to MPs, the press and public to attend. The sessions will also be broadcast live on Parliamentlive.tv

Meningitis Now will be attending the session on the 22nd and will continue to be the voice for people affected by this devastating disease.

Sue Davie, chief executive at Meningitis Now, said: “We are really pleased that the Petitions Committee has decided to push forward with this quickly and gather evidence prior to the parliamentary debate being held."

"By announcing this we can now put an end to the speculation that the debate isn't going to happen and that the argument to extend the vaccine use has already been lost. It hasn't and this fight continues. I'd like to assure our supporters and everyone who signed the petition that we will take this opportunity to make the strongest case we can for extending this vaccine's use."

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