The UK Government plans to launch an online service allowing citizens to suggest amendments to legislation being considered by Parliament, according to Marie Woolf’s 8 July 2012 Sunday Times article entitled Public get right to amend legislation, and the PoliticsHome post entitled Public to get the power to amend bills.
According to Woolf the new process, called a “public reading stage,” will be implemented online through a dedicated Website. The URL of the Website is not yet known.
According to Woolf the process will begin this week respecting a single bill — The Small Charitable Donations Bill 2012-13 — and will apply to all bills “[b]y the next general election.”
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