Epetition figures from 2016

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Dear House of Commons,

Please kindly produce the number of petitions to the Government website which reached (or exceeded) their target of 100,000 signatures in the year 2016 which were not debated.

If available, please kindly provide the reasons why petitions reaching (or exceeding) their target in 2016 failed to be debated when they fell within petition rules.

If you don't hold the information please kindly advise under S16 who may hold it.

Yours faithfully,

Lee Jefferson
Journalist.

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Dear Lee Jefferson,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F17-414

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You have asked
for the number of petitions to the Government website which reached (or
exceeded) their target of 100,000 signatures in the year 2016, but were
not debated.

 

This information is held by the House of Commons and also publicly
available on the e-petitions website. As the information you request is
reasonably accessible to you otherwise than under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA), your request is refused. In refusing your
request the House is applying the exemption set out in section 21 (1) and
(2) (a) of the FOIA. This is an absolute exemption and the public interest
test does not apply.

 

To be helpful, we can provide the following advice to assist:

o A list of petitions which reached the 100,000 signature threshold
during the 2015–2017 Parliament, but were not scheduled for a debate,
is available here:
[1]https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/....
In each case, the reason why the petition was not scheduled for a
debate is published with the petition.
o To find which of these petitions reached the 100,000 signature
threshold in 2016, you can look at the json data for each petition.
You can do this by clicking the words “Get petition data (json
format)”, which appear underneath each petition, towards the bottom of
the page. For each petition, you can find the words
“debate_threshold_reached_at” followed by a date. For example, if you
see: "debate_threshold_reached_at":"2017-04-24T14:38:23.527Z", that
means that the petition reached the threshold at 2.38pm on 24 April
2017.”

 

 

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