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Friday, November 4, 2011

Government's E-Petitions site DOES NOT GUARANTEE Debate even if it passes 100.000 Signatures.....Guess not many will be surprised to hear this

It should not be assumed that Government e-petitions will prompt a debate in Parliament even if they attract 100,000 signatures, MPs were told yesterday.

Commons debates on the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster and the UK’s relationship with the European Union have taken place recently, following e-petitions.

Labour MP Gavin Shuker said yesterday: ‘People outside this House expect when they are asked to sign a petition that it will be debated on the floor of this House.’

But the deputy leader of the House, David Heath, said: ‘That was never the intention of the petition site.

‘It is a mechanism for allowing members of the public to express an interest in a matter.’ He insisted that the 100,000 threshold only made a petition eligible for debate. Read More

Note: Guess it was wishful thinking on our part that our government would actually listen to the people or even take some notice, but then again we did already know they wouldn't...

Article 2nd Nov:

Thousand people an hour sign up to e-petitions website calling for debate on migration..But will anyone listen and act?