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An e-petition is an online petition to the House of Commons or the Government started by a member of the public on the e-petitions website.

E-petitions receive a Government response if they have 10,000 signatures or more. The Petitions Committee considers e-petitions for a debate if they have 100,000 signatures or more. E-petitions stay open for six months, or until the end of the Parliament (whichever comes first), after which they are closed.

Constituents who have a question about how their e-petition has been handled can email Petitions Committee staff directly at

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