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The Home Affairs Committee and the Overflowing Mailbox

3 Jan 2012

So today I posted off my submission to the Home Affairs Committee drugs policy investigation. If you don't know about this, please read this post and bash something off, you have just another 8 days or so to have your say, it really is important as many people who support cannabis law reform do this as possible, indeed right now, probably nothing is more important.

Being the well organised person I am (honest) I got mine done over the Christmas / New Year holiday. Actually the problem I had was having to keep my spiel down to under 2,500 words, so having wrote a small book, I had to do a lot of editing. But, proud of my effort I posted it off to homeaffcom@parliament.uk, only to have it plop back in my inbox with message

Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: homeaffcom@parliament.uk
The recipient's mailbox is full and can't accept messages now. Please try resending this message later, or contact the recipient directly.

Unbelievable as it seems, the Home Affairs Committee was unable to accept any submissions to its enquiry for at least the best part of a week over the holiday period. How is it a UK Government e-mail box dedicated to an important committee like this could be full? I wonder how many submissions were sent and lost as a result?

So I sent a test message every day and each time they bounced back until today, so at last I posted off my opinions for their "call for evidence".

This could be a very interesting enquiry, don't miss your chance to have your say on the future of the Misuse Of Drugs Act 1971 - and you can do it now, the e-mail is working.

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