Make lying in the House of Commons a criminal offence

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.

6,535 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
37
Signature Deadline
Thursday 14th October 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 7,519

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We believe false statements have been made in the House and, although regarded as a "serious offence" in principle, options to challenge this are extremely limited as accusing a member of lying is forbidden in the House.

Truth in the House of Commons is every bit as important as truth in a court of law and breaches should be treated in a similar way to perjury and carry similar penalties.


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