GP's petition to scrap Health Bill to be debated in parliament

A Greater Manchester GP is set to get his e-petition to drop the Health Bill debated in parliament after signatures reached more than 100,000.

Parliament: GP's success in winning anti-Health Bill debate.
Parliament: GP's success in winning anti-Health Bill debate.

Dr Kailash Chand's 'Calls on the government to drop its Health and Social Care Bill' petition reached the 100,000 mark last night after being launched last November.

This morning, the signatures totalled 114,347.

Once an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures, it is sent to the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons to check it is within the rules of e-petitions and the rules of the House. It is then sent to the Backbench Business Committee which has the final say.  

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott promised to post a video of him singing if the petition reached up to 50,000 signatures but this has not happened yet.

Marina Soteriou

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