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MPs should have a free vote on petitions debated in parliament

Debating petitions in parliament is not about getting a response from government - that is what written and oral questions are for - but about getting a response from parliament.

That requires a free vote, and that free vote must be compulsory so that the government can avoid all responsibility for the result.

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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Status

Rejected

Created By

Ralph Lucas

Created On

Sunday 30 October 2011

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