Call for a debate on possible legislation governing qualification criteria of televised election debates broadcast by the BBC

Legislation should be considered to attempt to ensure the electorate are fully informed on electoral issues that concern them.

Please sign the petition if you believe televised electoral debates should be regulated by legislation that sets out qualification criteria advance, i.e. polling position.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
  • commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
  • correspondence on personal issues

E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

the debates are a matter for the broadcasting companies and the political parties to agree on, not the Government.

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Created By

James Murphy

Created On

Monday 7 April 2014

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