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CLIP 14319

A to Z of Parliament – P for Petitions

 A to Z of Parliament – P for Petitions
Key Info
  • A to Z of Parliament – P for Petitions
  • Duration: 02:03
  • Petitions are a way the general public can hold the government to account by presenting their MP with a petition. Petitions are unlikely to change legislation but the Government have adopted e-petitions as a way for the general public to raise important issues. Broadcast on BBC News as part of a series of reports on the 'A to Z of Parliament'.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: Debate, petition, Parliament, government, general public, AtoZofParliament
Ideas for use in class
  • Discussion/literacy task - What would you write an e-petition for? Write an e-petition and read it to others in the group and debate/discuss the one that is most important.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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