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Petition goes to parliament: hold IDS to account for his appalling misuse of statistics

Jayne Linney and Debbie Sayers will be in parliament tomorrow with their 105,000 signature petition to hold Iain Duncan Smith to account for his misuse of statistics.

Says Jayne:

"On Monday Debbie Sayers & I Finally submit our petition to Liz Kendall and Kate Green, MPs at Parliament. There is to be an Exclusive in The Mirror this week ,so look out for that.

I’ll try to keep you updated on Monday but…A full report will be posted upon return.

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to ALL who signed and shared both the open letter to Esther McVey (back in April) AND the petition to bring IDS to account.

This is YOUR Success & I promise to try and do you all justice on Monday."

From an earlier blog by Jayne:

The petition is for the Work and Pensions Select Committee to hold IDS to Account for his persistent misuse of statistics. On Monday 18th November, we are meeting with both Liz Kendall – Shadow Secretary for Care and older people and Kate Green – Shadow spokesperson for Disabled people at parliament.

From there Liz will  place the petition in the Petition Bag (which hangs on the back of the Speaker’s Chair), and after presentation, the Votes and Proceedings publication will record:

- the petition’s subject matter
- description of the petitioners
- that the petition was presented formally.

The full text of the petition will then be printed in Hansard. A copy of the petition will be sent to the DWP who are expected to offer observations which will also then be printed in Hansard.

This process guarantees we will receive a response which should be that IDS is attending the Select Committee on December 9th and there he will be challenged on his untruths.


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