Thursday, 30 July 2009

House of Commons e-Petitions?

Computing reports that the government may consider e-petitions to the House of Commons:

“It is understood that the intention is for e-petitions that gather more than a set threshold of support online to be allocated that time slot on the Parliamentary agenda, effectively forcing MPs to debate the popular public issue of the day.”

Their news report was based on the government’s response via Barbara Keeley to  the House of Commons Procedure Committee’s First Special Report e-Petitions: Call for Government Action: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2008–09 (PDF version).

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