The ban driven grouse shooting e-petition is the thirteenth best supported of all the 2187 open e-petitions on the Westminster parliament website – that is, it has the thirteenth highest number of signatures. Here is the list with the title, the number of signatures earlier today, the dates when it appeared and when, in theory it will end, the delay between reaching 6 signatures and being published and the time it took to get 100,000 signatures:
- Do not prorogue parliament 1,714,958 signatures, opened 6 August, closes 6 February (8 days delay and 13 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Make ‘netting’ hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence. 364,808 signatures , opened 18 March, closes 18 September (13 days delay and 8 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th. 248,862 signatures, opened 28 March, closes 28 September (2 days delay and 3 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19. 183,196 signatures , opened 4 March, closes today (6 days delay and 22 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Immunity for soldiers who worked in Northern Ireland. 150,026 signatures, opened 13 March, closes 13 September (11 days delay and 7 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Provide 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months. 145,519 signatures, opened 18 April, closes 18 October (14 days delay and 8 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- The Air Ambulances to be government funded 131,254 signatures, opened 4 June, closes 4 December (35 days delay and 10 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon. 120,721 signatures, opened 24 July, closes 24 January (21 days delay and 32 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Pet Theft Reform: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence. 117,053 signatures, opened 13 March, closes 13 September (6 days delay and 68 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry 111,683 signatures, opened 15 March, closes 15 September (17 days delay and 40 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown 107,287 signatures, opened 17 April, closes 17 October (15 days delay and 46 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals. 106,994 signatures, opened 8 March, closes 8 September (9 days delay and 58 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
- Ban Driven Grouse Shooting Wilful blindness is no longer an option 104,317 signatures, opened 13 August, closes 13 February (39 days delay and 20 days to reach 100,000 signatures)
Of those 13 e-petitions four (1, 3, 4 and 10) are to do with Brexit, three (5, 6 and 7) are concerned with aspects of human welfare and six are related to the welfare and/or conservation of animals or nature.
Of the other 12 e-petitions, none was delayed in the system as long as Chris’s (time between reaching the moderation threshold of 6 signatures and being published on the website).
Of the other 12 e-petitions, the average time taken to reach 100,000 signatures was 26 days, Chris’s got there in 20 days.