The Mass presentation of the Public Petition, which calls upon the Government to withdraw the home education provisions from the CSF Bill, will take place today - Tuesday 8th December. MPs will be allowed a very brief personal comment before handing over.
Latest news is that 74 MPs will be presenting the petition from more than 120 constituencies and that this will smash the record for the number of petitions presented in one day - (previously 44 in March 2006). It means that more than 10% of Members of Parliament are involved.
Home educators have also had written confirmation of 257 constituencies covered by the Petition to Parliament i.e. at least one third of all MPs. Two thirds of these were where home educators had face to face meetings with MPs.
Home educators are tracking down what is happening with the remaining areas where we haven't had feedback for their database.
Please share this info freely to local lists etc.
Home Educators are also planning a short vigil outside the Houses of Parliament today, Tuesday evening, 18.00 - 19.30 hours.
We have permission to gather at the same place where the mass lobby was held: Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Commons.
Feel free to bring banners, torches, lanterns, whistles, scary masks, bubbles, and probably umbrellas!