Procedure Committee

26 November 2007 No. 2


The House of Commons Procedure Committee will hold the first public evidence session on its inquiry into e-petitions as follows:

Wednesday 28 November at 2.45pm, Committee Room 21, Upper Committee Corridor


Mr Douglas Carswell MP, Andrew Miller MP and Richard Allan, Government Affairs Director, Cisco Systems

The inquiry follows up recommendations made in the Committee's Report into Public Petitions and Early Motions, published on 22 May as HC 513 and the Government Response, Cm 7193, published on 26 July.

The Committee will be considering in particular:

€The form in which the link between an e-petition and an MP should be retained;

€How the public should engage with an e-petition system;

€What changes to the House's rules in respect of petitions may be needed in relation to e-petitions;

€What part e-petitions have to play in the House's wider objective to improve how it connects with the public.

An uncorrected transcript of the evidence sessions will appear on these pages within about a week of the date of the session.

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