Having WiFi access has allowed me to check the E-petition site to see if the Government response has yet been posted given I've not received anything by E-mail. Nothing has appeared as yet! Given I imagine the Government is bound to provide a response within the normal limits they themselves undertake to comply with, I'm anticipating something within the next few days, otherwise I shall make contact with the Department concerned.
After the magnificent show of support from everyone I'm a little frustrated that things are dragging on a little. However, the Government response is important and better a slight delay and a telling explanation of their position than something brief and hurried. It may even be that they're having to ponder a little!!
Again, many thanks to everyone who provided support and for your continuing patience in awaiting the outcome. Once the response is received a separate Blog will be devoted to examining what has been said.