I have written to The Rt Hon John Denham MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Mr Lee Scott, MP with regard to The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, CHAPTER 2 - PETITIONS TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES - Electronic petitions.
Clause 148 Commencement: general states that:
(2) In Part 2 (local authorities: governance and audit)—
(b) Chapters 2 and 3 come into force—
(i) in relation to England, on a day appointed by the Secretary of
My questions are:
1. Has a commencement date for Chapter 2 of the above Act been set?
2. Effectively, from which date will my Local Authority (The London
Borough of Redbridge) be legally obliged to ensure that they
provide an electronic petition facility in accordance with Chapter
2 of The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act
Just for good measure I have requested the same information from the Communities and Local Government department under the freedom of information Act.
I will let you all know when I receive an answer from each source and indeed what it is.