E-petitions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Conservative, Devizes 10:30 am, 9th February 2012

May I ask the Deputy Leader of the House for his opinion on the report from the Procedure Committee, which is chaired so ably by my right hon. Friend Mr Knight? The report suggests that e-petitions should be debated in Westminster Hall, which would be opened up so that we have more time for such debates. I welcome that proposal, but my constituents would be very concerned if they thought all e-petitions would be shuffled off to Westminster Hall. Will the Deputy Leader of the House reassure them and me that we will still have time to debate e-petitions on the Floor of the House?