05 Feb 2018

Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question on Parliamentary Petitions by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health

Question:

 

Mr Pritam Singh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether the Police will favorably consider an application to collect signatures for the purposes of a parliamentary petition on any given matter in a public place; and (b) how and at which public venues other than Speakers' Corner can citizens legally make arrangements to sign a parliamentary petition as the parliamentary Standing Orders require a physical signature.

 

Answer:

 

1.  Such events can be held at the Speakers' Corner.

 

2.  Those who wish to hold such events outside the Speakers' Corner, will have to apply for a permit. A Police permit is not required for public assemblies at the Speakers' Corner which meet the conditions set out in the Public Order (Unrestricted Area) Order 2016.

Last Updated on 05 Feb 2018
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