UK Liberty

E-petitions

Posted in state-citizen relationship by ukliberty on July 22, 2008

BBC:

Commons leader Harriet Harman said MPs will be asked to give the go-ahead in the autumn to an e-petition system.

She said petitions “would be subject to checks and filters”, with an MP – normally the petitioners’ local one – acting as facilitator for each one.

Ministers would be expected to reply to most of them, while some would be picked for debate by MPs in Westminster Hall or for select committee scrutiny. …

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