The following response has just been sent out to petition signatories. In answer to questions about attending, any member of the public can attend and I’d encourage it. Details are here on Facebook. 🙂

Under the terms of the Council’s Petition Scheme, this e-petition will be referred to the next meeting of the full Council for debate. That meeting will take place on Thursday 5 July 2012 at 7pm. The venue for the meeting will be the Council Chamber here at Millmead House. All of our meetings are open to the public.

Our Petition Scheme allows the petition organiser (Mr Chris Ward)to address the Council meeting for up to five minutes on the subject matter of the petition, after which councillors may ask Mr Ward any questions and then debate the subject matter of the petition. After the debate and before a final decision is taken in response to the petition, Mr Ward will be granted a right of reply for a further period of up to five minutes. The Council will then take a vote on a proposed response.

A further message will be posted online following the Council meeting setting out the agreed response to this e-petition.

John Armstrong
Legal and Democratic Services
Petition information –

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2 thoughts on “Response to equal marriage petition: Debate confirmed!”

Vinny · June 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Out of interest does your MP support equal marriage? is it Anne Milton? There’s a website on C4EM which shows the supported and she doesn’t yet appear to be one of them?

admin · June 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I’m meeting with her on 5th July to discuss it. 🙂

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