It is not unusual for the public to confuse Parliament with Government. Even the BBC do it. I notice that on one programme, Heir Hunters, whenever there is a reference to the Government, or to the Treasury, it displays a picture of the Palace of Westminster. However, the Government is now adding to the confusion. The Government invites people to submit e-petitions to a Government website, but has announced that if a petition attracts 100,000 or more signatures it will be eligible for consideration for debate in the House of Commons. This decision, though, will be made by the Backbench Business Committee of the House, which has nothing to do with Government.
The process really should be one where people are petitioning Parliament, through a parliamentary website; otherwise, it should be Government providing time in Government time for debate. The present process is a recipe for confusion – and for buck-passing when people complain their subject was not chosen for debate.