Encourage the NI Assembly to create their own E-Petitions Webpage
So far 3 of the 4 parliaments which represent the people of the UK have E-petition sites, where people can create and sign petitions to show their MPs what they want from their government. The Northern Irish Assembly is the odd one out here, as it is the only one not to have, or be creating, an E-petitions website or webpage. This is a loss for democracy in the UK and NI, but Westminster can help by simply encouraging Stormont to create a petitions site.
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.
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