Last week I took part in my first official Parliamentary visit. Parliamentarians have frequent opportunities to travel to all corners of the globe and I guess there are few weeks when there is not a delegation out visiting some distant land. As a new member of Parliament I have always declined such opportunities preferring to spend as much time as possible in Parliament and in my constituency but this week along with other members of the House of Commons Procedure Committee i travelled up to Edinburgh to visit the Scottish Parliament. We met with members of the Petitions Committee and members of their Procedure Committee. Our findings will inform our enquiry into the operation of the e-petitions system.