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From: "Linda Jones" <>
Subject: [CHS] 1901 E-Petition
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 02:19:13 -0000
It has been decided to set up an e-petition website to protest our case about the lack of availablity of the 1901 census.
Offers to set this up have been made and the best time-scale so far has been within 24 hours of 22.00 hrs British Time 26th March.
I'd hope we could get at least 20,000 signatures within a couple of days and
send the petition by say Tuesday 2nd April. We'd have to 'advertise' the
petition on various mailing lists to do that.
I have also visited the Tracy Housel e-petition as an example of how to
set-up an e-petition website (poor man only got 1137 signatures - but at
least that got an appeal from the British Government) on
It has links to View Current Signatures and to Sign Petition.
Since submission, the current signatures link has been disabled because of
the SirCam virus - which makes sense - but perhaps a warning about virus'
and advice as to how to download virus protection would come in handy.
I'd suggest the following wording - all items in brackets are comments only
and not to be included .........
View current signatures (link).................... - Sign the Petition
TO : THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
Promises have been made by the British Government, via media sources and the
Public Record Offices that the 1901 census would be available for public
viewing online from 1st January 2002. It has been assumed that these
promises have been made in conjuction with the proposed Freedom of
Information Act (does anyone know if this is law yet? - or just proposed?).
An attempt to fulfil these (this?) promise(s) has categorically failed due
to incompetently researched high levels of demand. Nevertheless, the British
and International Community have in the past, highly respected the promises
of the British Government and would expect their promises to be fulfilled.
More recent proposals have suggested access within limited demands, which we
the undersigned do not believe to be full and proper implementation of the
We the undersigned urge the British Government to comply in full with it's
promise to allow access to the 1901 census, notwithstanding demand, as a
matter of urgency.
Click here to Sign Petition (link)
View current signatures (link)
If you have any sensible suggestions to add please let me know asap -
Note - feel free to copy this email to other lists
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