How the Petitions Committee ensures your voice is heard
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.