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 David Heath David Heath The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 10:30 am, 9th February 2012

I am always grateful for praise and congratulation from the hon. Gentleman. I genuinely think the e-petition system has been a great improvement. The old Downing street e-petition system, under the previous Government, had no mechanism for questions ever to get on to the Floor of the House. The most memorable thing it ever produced was a suggestion that Jeremy Clarkson be Prime Minister. I think our system works an awful lot better.

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Richard Tobin
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 12:43 pm (Report this annotation)

The greatest number of signatures, 1.8 million, recorded on any individual petition at the old Downing Street e-petition system was the one against vehicle tracking and road-pricing. The Blair junta refused to openly admit their curtailment from this screaming voice of public displeasure but they did soon after quit on implementing the plan. Good thing too and wow betide the government that tries to feed its deficit and banker masters with our freedom to use our roads.