Central Hall Westminster was packed on 7 March as representatives from all unions in the NHS gathered to protest against the Health and Social Care Bill. Pictured: Cecilia Anim from the Royal College of Nursing speaks from the platform. An e-petition reaching 100,000 signatures is referred to the Backbench Business Committee for consideration of suitability for debate. The 600,000 signature e-petition demanding debate on the Health and Social Care Bill was declined by Health Secretary Lansley. So much for the concept of petitioning the government by email so as to have the opportunity for “citizen” control of business coming before parliament.