Make e-petitions count

It appears that the government can just ignore those e-Petitions that get 100,000 votes if they want to without any debate in parliament. An example in question if the West Coast rail franchise, where despite over 150,000 signatures to date, they government is refusing to debate before signing the contracts. This isn't good enough and makes this whole e-petition process worthless.

This petition is to ask the government to give more teeth to the e-petition process.

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

It did not have a clear statement explaining what action you want the government to take.

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

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Created By

Jeff Jenkins

Created On

Tuesday 28 August 2012

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