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Online petitions 'within a year'

Online petitions 'within a year'
Popular online petitions will be debated in Parliament within a year, under plans outlined in the Conservative manifesto. Ministers are seeking agreement with the Commons Procedure Committee to give the petitions parliamentary time. Voters will be handed the power to back petitions on the website Direct.gov.uk, with a threshold of around 100,000 signatures needed to secure a Commons debate.

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28/12/2010 on Today, BBC Radio 4