HM Government closes down e-petitions

The ConDem coalition government have seen fit to shut down the e-petition service on the Number10 website.

Unfortunately, that means that the Protect Our Canals petition has been closed with a total of 22309 signatures.

Now is a time when we really need to maintain pressure on the new government to honour the previous Labour government’s pledge to mutualise British Waterways, thereby helping to secure the future for the country’s canals and waterways.

Alun Michael, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, raised the subject during Treasury Questions in the Commons on the 8th June. You can view the record in Hansard on the Parliament website.

Please write to your MP urging them to raise the question in Parliament and seek assurances from George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his new Treasury team that British Waterways will be mutualised with its property portfolio intact.

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