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MPs must be given free votes on all e-petitions that are debated in parliment

When a petition gains enough signatures to be debated in parliment, MPs must be allowed a free vote. This right should be given and protected by legislation. Party leaders must be prevented by law from interfering with the public's will by the use of whips.

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

1

Status

Rejected

Created By

david langford

Created On

Monday 24 October 2011

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