In May 2014, the UK House of Commons adopted a motion supporting the establishment, at the start of the next Parliament, of a collaborative e-petitions system, which enables members of the public to petition the House of Commons and press for action from Government. The motion called on the Procedure Committee to work with the Government and other interested parties on the development of detailed proposals. On 26 November 2014, the Procedure Committee released its report outlining an e-petitions system for the House of Commons. The Committee proposed that joint system be based on the existing Government e-petition site: redesigned and rebranded to show that it is owned by the House and the Government. To emphasise the Parliamentary oversight of […]
Interestingly, we learn from the Government e-petitions site that around one in five of the e-petitions submitted attract fewer than three signatures, and as many as 42% fewer than six.