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Hillsborough files: 100,000 sign online petition

A petition calling for Hillsborough disaster Cabinet papers to be released has reached 100,000 signatures - enough for a Commons debate to be considered.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and Newcastle United player Joey Barton used Twitter to urge people to sign the Home Office website petition.

It follows a ruling by Information Commissioner Christopher Graham that the papers should be published.

E-petitions with 100,000 signatures must be considered for debate.

Allan Little reports.

  • 24 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK