E-petitions are the way of the future
No longer will the government have to pay some police man standing on the doorstep at No. 10 to be photographed receiving them or an have an anonymous secretary shred petitions in the basement over many hours. Now they can get rid of them with the single press of a delete key without anyone else actually seeing it.
Efficiency in government. Isn't that what they promised in the last (and every) election?