New website ‘megaphone’ for public

 

Downing Street’s defunct online petition page has been replaced with a new website that will give the public a "megaphone" to make themselves heard.

Commons Leader Sir George Young said any campaign on the site that was backed by 100,000 signatures would trigger consideration for debate in Parliament.

It will be up to the Commons backbench business committee to assess all petitions that qualify and decide whether they should be given time from the 35 days it is allocated each session for non-governmental business.

No 10’s e-petition site was suspended ahead of the general election then shelved by the coalition.

New website ‘megaphone’ for public | UK news | guardian.co.uk

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