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 Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 10:30 am, 9th February 2012

I think I am right in saying that virtually every e-petition a Member has brought to the Backbench Business Committee that has reached 100,000 signatures has been debated in one way or the other. The Government should be enormously congratulated on bringing the public in line with Parliament. The Leader of the House has not had enough praise for that. Without this system, we would not have had the EU referendum debate.