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72 petitions

  1. Make GMC a tax-payer funded organisation and not to be funded by doctors.

    Government responded – 21 February 2018

    The GMC sets standards for doctors, provides support to achieve them and takes action when they are not met. It is right that the cost of regulation is met by those professionals who are regulated.

    24,619 signatures

  2. For the introduction of non-lethal means of control of the Otter (Lutra- lutra)

    Government responded – 21 February 2018

    While the Government understand concerns raised about the impact otters may have on fish populations, they are a protected species and there are no plans to introduce methods to control their numbers

    11,559 signatures

  3. Reverse A Proposed Ban On Letting Agents Charging Fees To Tenants

    Government responded – 20 February 2018

    Government is committed to banning tenant fees to deliver a fairer lettings market where tenants have greater clarity over what they pay and the landlord is the primary customer of the agent.

    10,525 signatures

  4. Stop the privatisation of NHS services

    Government responded – 20 February 2018

    The vast majority of NHS care has and will continue to be provided by public sector organisations. Patients should be able to access the best treatments based on quality of care not type of provider.

    36,240 signatures

  5. Make homework voluntary for children

    Government responded – 15 February 2018

    It is up to individual schools to decide whether to set homework and how much homework to set. There is no legislation on this.

    33,573 signatures

  6. We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case.

    Government responded – 14 February 2018

    The offender was convicted of further offences as a direct result of robust and effective monitoring. Therefore the Government considers that a public inquiry into this tragic case is not necessary.

    210,377 signatures

  7. We must leave the EU completely in March 2019 - No transition period, No delay

    Government responded – 13 February 2018

    As the Prime Minister said in Florence ‘the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union on 29th March 2019.’ An implementation period does not mean postponing Brexit.

    34,400 signatures

  8. Make Orkambi available on the NHS for people with Cystic Fibrosis

    Government responded – 7 February 2018

    We want patients to benefit from clinically and cost effective treatments. We welcome the dialogue between Vertex and NHS England to agree a deal that would make Orkambi available to NHS patients.

    113,365 signatures

  9. Change the GCSE English Literature exam from closed book to open book.

    Government responded – 6 February 2018

    Exam boards do not allow access to copies of whole texts in exams, but provide relevant extracts as exam materials. Pupils should be able to understand and analyse the texts, not memorise them.

    164,713 signatures

  10. Reduce and end unnecessary single-use plastics

    Government responded – 1 February 2018

    The Government wants to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, we are already a world leader in tackling plastic waste.

    11,021 signatures

  11. Repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824

    Government responded – 1 February 2018

    This legislation remains in force and in use. The Government currently has no plans to make changes to the law.

    17,743 signatures

  12. Ban Isis fighters from returning to the UK

    Government responded – 30 January 2018

    British citizenship can be removed if it does not render the individual stateless. Any risk posed by those who return from Syria will be managed and they may be investigated for criminal offences.

    12,305 signatures

  13. Strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act

    Government responded – 29 January 2018

    Under the Hunting Act 2004, an individual can receive an unlimited fine if found guilty of illegal hunting or hare coursing. Illegal hunting arrests and prosecutions are a matter for the police.

    15,942 signatures

  14. President Trump should be given a Full State Visit

    Government responded – 26 January 2018

    In January 2017, President Trump was invited to pay a State Visit to the UK, and accepted. HM Government looks forward to welcoming President Trump. Dates and arrangements are yet to be finalised.

    11,701 signatures

  15. Let all UK citizens vote on who is mayor of London not just Londoners.

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    Government will not extend London mayoral elections to all UK voters. The London Mayor is accountable directly to London’s electorate, because it is Londoners whom the Mayor serves.

    19,734 signatures

  16. Create a Freedom of Speech Act and Bring an End to "Hate Speech" laws

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    The Government is committed to upholding free speech, and legislation is already in place to protect these fundamental rights. However, this freedom cannot be an excuse to cause harm or spread hatred.

    20,171 signatures

  17. Begin a process of removal of illegal immigrants in the UK.

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    The Government is committed to reducing the size of the illegal migrant population and the harm it causes.

    17,646 signatures

  18. Introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens

    Government responded – 22 January 2018

    The Government has no plans to change the Immigration Rules for visitors to introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens.

    67,046 signatures

  19. Don’t ban Grouse Shooting

    Government responded – 11 January 2018

    Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity that provides economic benefits, jobs and investment in some of our most remote areas and can offer important benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation.

    15,024 signatures

  20. Insurance should be on the car itself instead of the individuals who drive it

    Government responded – 9 January 2018

    The Government has no plans to change the motor insurance system to require vehicles themselves, rather than the use of a vehicle, to be insured.

    55,233 signatures

  21. Union Jack to appear on British number plates after March 2019.

    Government responded – 9 January 2018

    The law already allows the Union flag to appear on number plates in GB if a motorist wishes to do so. The Government has no plans to make the display of the Union flag on number plates compulsory.

    11,489 signatures

  22. Parliament must debate whether the PM should disclose any offshore interests.

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    Under the Ministerial Code, Ministers must provide their Permanent Secretary with a list of all relevant interests. This includes where financial interests are held in a blind trust or similar.

    11,400 signatures

  23. Make it illegal for any UK politician to lie or mislead the public.

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    The 7 principles of public life apply to all those who hold public office and form the basis of ethical standards expected of holders of public office as set out in their respective Codes of Conduct.

    13,886 signatures

  24. Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    This is the Government’s response to the e-petition “Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry”, started by family members and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    114,305 signatures

  25. Make Bullying a Criminal Offence

    Government responded – 3 January 2018

    Laws are already in place to protect people when bullying behaviour constitutes a criminal offence. The government does not plan to introduce additional legislation for bullying behaviour.

    12,847 signatures

  26. Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.

    Government responded – 19 December 2017

    The British people voted to leave and the Government will implement their decision.The vote on the final deal will give Parliament the choice to accept the agreement or leave the EU with no agreement.

    87,957 signatures

  27. Pass legislation making animals legally "Sentient Beings" in UK law.

    Government responded – 18 December 2017

    The government is committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare as we leave the EU. We have published a draft Bill which clearly recognises animal sentience in domestic law.

    16,485 signatures

  28. Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.

    Government responded – 13 December 2017

    The Government shares the public’s outrage and welcomes the Libyan government’s commitment to investigate these reports and to ensure that those involved are brought to justice.

    267,900 signatures

  29. No more taxpayers money to be paid to the EU as part of any Brexit deal

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    The Government is focused on securing the best possible deal as we leave the EU. The financial implications of the UK's withdrawal can only be resolved as part of the settlement of all exit issues.

    16,154 signatures

  30. Introduce an Act of Parliament supporting ADHD adults and children (ADHD Act)

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    The NHS Act 2006, the Care Act 2014, and the Children and Families Act 2014 provide a robust statutory framework for supporting people with ADHD, backed by investment in mental health services.

    11,459 signatures

  31. Abolish the 0.7% GDP target for Foreign Aid

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    Our aid commitment – which is enshrined in law - increases Britain’s global influence and allows us to shape the world around us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.

    54,365 signatures

  32. Legalise cannabis for medical and recreational use.

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    This Government has no plans to legalise cannabis. Raw cannabis is not recognised in the UK as having any medicinal benefit.

    22,765 signatures

  33. Do not extend IR35 legislation to the private sector.

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    The government will consult on how to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector, drawing on the experience of recent public sector reform.

    14,890 signatures

  34. Make offering gay conversion therapy a criminal offence

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    The Government totally condemns any attempt to treat being gay, lesbian or bisexual as an illness. However, the Government does not believe creating a criminal offence is the right way forward.

    12,659 signatures

  35. Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

    Government responded – 28 November 2017

    While some fur products may never be legally imported into the UK the Government’s view is that national bans are less effective than working at an international level on animal welfare standards.

    79,543 signatures

  36. The Government must publish their consultation on social care by early 2018.

    Government responded – 24 November 2017

    On 16 November 2017, the Government set out plans to publish a Green Paper by summer 2018 presenting its proposals to reform care and support for older people.

    19,304 signatures

  37. Teach black history In History lessons

    Government responded – 23 November 2017

    The national curriculum gives examples of black history topics, which schools may teach at each key stage.

    18,896 signatures

  38. Stop the Common Fisheries Policy being adopted into UK law post-Brexit.

    Government responded – 21 November 2017

    When the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy.

    47,193 signatures

  39. Ban Driven Grouse Shooting

    Government responded – 17 November 2017

    Defra is working with key interested parties to ensure the sustainable management of the uplands, balancing environmental and economic benefits, which includes the role of sustainable grouse shooting.

    34,493 signatures

  40. Investigate covert foreign interference in the EU referendum

    Government responded – 16 November 2017

    As the Prime Minister stated in her speech at Mansion House on 13th November 2017, the first duty of Government is to safeguard the nation.

    19,571 signatures

  41. Abolish Universal Credits before it puts majority of the UK in poverty

    Government responded – 15 November 2017

    Universal Credit is simplifying the system to ensure that work always pays and more people are moving into work as a result. Personalised support is available and targeted at those that need it most.

    16,734 signatures

  42. Impose 5% levy on the Premier League’s broadcasting rights back into grassroots

    Government responded – 8 November 2017

    As set out in “Sporting Future” the Government’s strategy for sport, grassroots football will benefit from at least £100m a year from the Premier League – double the previous commitment.

    29,049 signatures

  43. Save Local Remembrance Sunday Parades

    Government responded – 8 November 2017

    Decisions on road closures have always been a local matter – and this has not changed. The Government does not intervene in the way that road closures are managed for Remembrance Sunday Parades.

    14,196 signatures

  44. Stop the cuts to the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy's amphibious assault ships

    Government responded – 6 November 2017

    A cross-Government review of national security capabilities is being conducted to ensure future investment is unified and efficient. No decisions have been made and the media articles are speculation.

    28,697 signatures

  45. If no agreement to leave the European Union is reached, Article 50 be withdrawn

    Government responded – 1 November 2017

    The United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and the Government will deliver on this instruction. We approach these negotiations anticipating success. Our notification will not be withdrawn.

    24,458 signatures

  46. House of Commons vote on whether Brexit should be cancelled.

    Government responded – 1 November 2017

    The British people voted to leave the EU, and the Government will deliver on their instruction. Parliament has been, and will continue to be, fully involved in the process of leaving the EU.

    14,264 signatures

  47. Make it law that all cats injured/ killed by a vehicle are checked for a chip.

    Government responded – 1 November 2017

    It is best practice for authorities who find injured or deceased pets to have them removed and scanned so that the owner can be informed if possible.

    22,329 signatures

  48. To create a law for road side safety when recovering vehicles.

    Government responded – 30 October 2017

    The Government considers there is robust regulation in place that includes provisions for the safety of workers on the roadside, including roadside recovery drivers.

    11,761 signatures

  49. Ban balloon and sky lantern releases.

    Government responded – 30 October 2017

    The Government considers the current regulatory regime, supported by existing information and guidance, effective and proportionate.

    48,649 signatures

  50. Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

    Government responded – 27 October 2017

    Government takes the issue of firework safety very seriously. There is legislation in place that controls the sale, use and misuse of fireworks; we have no plans to extend this further.

    112,748 signatures

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