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How the Petitions Committee ensures your voice is heard

20 July 2016 | Katie Hempshall

Cristina Leston-Bandeira has recently written a blog post for the Constitution Unit about the Petitions Committee and their role in ensuring petitions receive a relevant response.

In the post Cristina highlights the dramatic rise in the number of petitions submitted to parliament over the past year, thanks to the new collaborative e-petitions site.

The launch of the e-petitions site was soon followed by the creation of the Petitions Committee, a support team which has proved key in ensuring petitions with large amounts of signatures are considered for a debate or receive a response from government.

Cristina continues by writing about the achievements of the committee over the past year, and specifically the way in which it has engaged with other parliamentary activities.

See the full blog post.

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