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Make all e-Petition Debates Free Votes

Given that we the public are asking for a debate, though these petitions, often on subject that none of the three main parties want a debate on, the debate must not be subjected to any party interference.

Having seen the recent EU debate with 3 line whips imposed on our debate by the main parties, we the public need to send a strong message that these are our debates and are not to be crushed by the establishment.

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:

Whipping is a matter for political parties and not HM Government.

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

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Status

Rejected

Created By

Alister Troup

Created On

Tuesday 25 October 2011

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