#AskPickles : great example of engagement

The Communities and Local Government Committee twitter sourced questions for the Secretary of State to ask on behalf of the public. One question resulted in a change to the law. The following conversation tells the story ...

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  1. The original question put forward for the Committee's first ever #AskPickles session ...
  2. The Secretary of State said that he had no idea such rules existed but if someone pointed it out, he would do his best to abolish it ...
  3. The tweeters pointed out where the law was ...
  4. One year on however nothing had changed - those who had asked the question were keen to follow it up ...
  5. The Committee asked again in its second #AskPickles session. After explaining the difficulties he'd had, the Secretary of state promised that the SI (statutory instrument) needed to change the law would be sorted out before Christmas.
  6. Simon was keeping an eye out ...
  7. The Secretary of State got in touch to clarify the situation ...
  8. Success!
  9. The result...
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