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e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.
If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.
If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).
Make it a criminal offence for MPs to mislead the publicGov Responded - 26 Jan 2021 Debated on - 23 Oct 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
A new offence should be created and legal sanctions should be introduced to stop MPs intentionally or recklessly misleading the public. This could restore a degree of trust in the UK's political system.
Make lying in the House of Commons a criminal offenceGov Responded - 12 Aug 2021 Debated on - 23 Oct 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
The Government should introduce legislation to make lying in the House of Commons a criminal offence. This would mean that all MPs, including Ministers, would face a serious penalty for knowingly making false statements in the House of Commons, as is the case in a court of law.
These initiatives were driven by Alex Burghart, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Alex Burghart has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Alex Burghart has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
Alex Burghart has not introduced any legislation before Parliament