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Epetitions with 100000 supporters automatically go before backbench business committee

Since e-petitions which have received 100000 signatures have not been considered further by the backbench business committee because no MP has deigned to make the case for their consideration, I propose that this step be removed in the interests of increased democracy. This would truly make epetitions an easy way for the public to influence Government policy.

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:

This is a matter for the Backbench Business Committee to consider.

You can't sign this petition because it wasn't accepted for publication. But you can still give your opinion on it here at Repetition.me!
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Signatories

1

Status

Rejected

Created By

John Palmer

Created On

Tuesday 17 January 2012

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