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564 petitions

  1. Invest urgently in the NHS cancer workforce in the autumn Spending Review

    Government responded – 19 October 2021

    Cancer diagnosis and treatment has remained a priority throughout the pandemic. Funding for the NHS workforce will be confirmed as part of the Spending Review.

    51,805 signatures

  2. Provide dairy-free alternatives as part of the national milk scheme for under 5s

    Government responded – 18 October 2021

    The Nursery Milk Scheme only allows reimbursement for milk. The Government will consider this position once a joint Scientific Advisory Committee Working Group on plant-based drinks has reported.

    10,449 signatures

  3. Referendum in the United Kingdom to abolish the Coronavirus Act.

    Government responded – 15 October 2021

    The Coronavirus Act has proved to be both necessary and highly successful in enabling governments across the UK to support people, and the public services they rely on, whilst combatting the pandemic.

    69,332 signatures

  4. Scrap Drivers Certificate Professional Competence (DCPC) to ease driver shortage

    Government responded – 15 October 2021

    Ensuring that professional drivers of large and heavy vehicles keep their skills up to date is key to maintaining road safety and protecting both vocational drivers and other road users.

    12,027 signatures

  5. Make it a legal requirement for restaurants to add carbohydrate content to menus

    Government responded – 15 October 2021

    Whilst the Government recognises diabetes is a serious condition, there are no current plans to mandate carbohydrate labelling in the out of home sector.

    10,677 signatures

  6. Do not put fluoride in all tap water.

    Government responded – 14 October 2021

    Water fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure to improve oral health. Public consultation will be an important part of the process ahead of introducing any new schemes.

    32,237 signatures

  7. Require sex of VATP & sexual offenders be recorded throughout justice system.

    Government responded – 14 October 2021

    The Government does not plan to require biological sex to be recorded across the criminal justice system in this way. Policy is being developed in certain areas of demographic recording.

    11,970 signatures

  8. Increase dedicated funding for childhood cancer research

    Government responded – 12 October 2021

    Research is crucial to tackling childhood and other cancers. NIHR cancer research spending increased from £101 million in 2010/11 to £138 million in 2019/20, the largest investment in a disease area.

    15,360 signatures

  9. Dedicate funding for research into Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)

    Government responded – 12 October 2021

    The Government recognises the challenges faced by people affected by rare disease, and funds research into rare conditions – including fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva – via NIHR and UKRI.

    111,024 signatures

  10. Stop Grooming Gang members accessing public funds to fight their convictions

    Government responded – 11 October 2021

    Any individual accused of a crime has the opportunity to access legal aid, subject to meeting the ‘Interests of Justice’ merits test and satisfying the financial means test.

    14,863 signatures

  11. Reciprocal agreement with the EU on the transfer of UK CAA Flight Crew Licences.

    Government responded – 8 October 2021

    The UK Government is supporting UK aviation as we recover from the Pandemic and deliver the benefits of EU Exit. We will explore future agreements with the EU if it is in our interest to do so.

    10,534 signatures

  12. Shakeel's Law - Reform laws on hit and run drivers

    Government responded – 5 October 2021

    The Government is committed to reducing road deaths. However, the offence of failing to stop should not be used as an alternative route to punish offenders for serious, but unproven offences.

    19,825 signatures

  13. Grant PSV holders automatic Class 2 entitlement for free

    Government responded – 29 September 2021

    The Government has no plans to allow PSV drivers drive large goods vehicles without obtaining a Category C HGV licence. While these vehicles are similar in size, they have different characteristics.

    14,435 signatures

  14. Require School SENCOs to be fully qualified for the role.

    Government responded – 29 September 2021

    Through the SEND Review, we are looking to improve the SEND system to ensure better outcomes for children and young people with SEND. Ensuring SENCOs are fully qualified is integral to this.

    13,029 signatures

  15. Reduce the state pension age to 63 for all

    Government responded – 27 September 2021

    Successive governments and Parliaments have supported the increase in State Pension age (SPa). Reducing it to 63 is neither affordable nor fair to tax payers and future generations.

    12,606 signatures

  16. Seek travel corridor to Australia for vaccinated parents of Australian residents

    Government responded – 24 September 2021

    The government recognises the disruption to international travel, caused by the pandemic, but as a sovereign state Australia has the right to determine its own border policy.

    10,681 signatures

  17. Make it a specific offence to expose a child to any amount of Class A drug

    Government responded – 23 September 2021

    Protecting children from harm is a priority for government. However, we have no plans to make it a specific offence to expose a child to a Class A drug, as existing offences already apply.

    18,666 signatures

  18. Remove Brazil from the Red to the Amber list

    Government responded – 23 September 2021

    Decisions on the Red List are made by Ministers, informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19.

    18,764 signatures

  19. Repeal the Coronavirus Act

    Government responded – 21 September 2021

    It is important that the right tools remain available to manage the ongoing risk from the pandemic whilst ensuring that any restrictions are in place no longer than is absolutely necessary.

    30,819 signatures

  20. Make the £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit permanent.

    Government responded – 20 September 2021

    The Government always intended the £20 per week increase to be a temporary measure, connected to support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will not be incorporated permanently into the standard rate.

    22,183 signatures

  21. Remove Bangladesh from red list

    Government responded – 13 September 2021

    Decisions on the Red List are made by Ministers, informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19.

    11,897 signatures

  22. Identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals involved in money laundering

    Government responded – 13 September 2021

    The Government will continue to consider individuals and entities under the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime, guided by the purposes of the Regulations to prevent and combat serious corruption.

    32,894 signatures

  23. End reviews of PIP and ESA awards for people with lifelong illnesses

    Government responded – 10 September 2021

    We understand there are people with severe and lifelong health conditions which will not improve and want to test a simplified process which doesn’t require them to undertake a health assessment.

    18,967 signatures

  24. Inquiry into the DVLA’s performance during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Government responded – 19 October 2021

    There are no plans to hold an inquiry into DVLA’s performance which has been fully scrutinised this year in two Transport Select Committee sessions. Ministers are also provided with regular updates.

    11,802 signatures

  25. Strengthen laws protecting seals

    Government responded – 19 October 2021

    The UK Government recognises that disturbance by the public can be detrimental, and on occasion, fatal to seals. Work to explore the possibility of strengthening legislation is in early stages.

    23,674 signatures

  26. Support the pension triple lock

    Government responded – 8 September 2021

    The Government is committed to ensuring that older people are able to live with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our approach is fair for both pensioners and younger taxpayers.

    14,835 signatures

  27. Make it an offence to hit a cat and drive off

    Government responded – 7 September 2021

    The Government has no plans to make it an offence to drive off after hitting a cat. A focus for this Government is to make roads safer for all users, which will in turn reduce the risk to all animals.

    13,148 signatures

  28. Prioritise funding for a new hospital for King's Lynn & West Norfolk

    Government responded – 19 October 2021

    Our Health Infrastructure Plan sets out our approach to improving hospitals and health infrastructure to ensure our healthcare system and staff have the world-class facilities needed for the future.

    14,078 signatures

  29. Fund a second General Hospital including an A&E department in Cornwall

    Government responded – 19 October 2021

    Our Health Infrastructure Plan sets out our approach to improving hospitals and health infrastructure to ensure our healthcare system and staff have the world-class facilities needed for the future.

    14,678 signatures

  30. Fund newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy immediately

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    The benefits and harms of screening for spinal muscular atrophy in newborns must be carefully assessed. The United Kingdom National Screening Committee will next review the evidence in 2022.

    11,492 signatures

  31. Provide more funding for stalking advocates for victims of stalking

    Government responded – 27 August 2021

    The Government provided additional funding to stalking charities to help support victims, including funding specifically for advocacy, both this year and last.

    50,423 signatures

  32. Keep face covering mandatory in indoor public settings beyond 19th July 2021

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    Government has moved England to Step 4 in its Road Map transitioning from legal to personal, risk-based judgements. Wearing face coverings in certain indoor settings is still expected and recommended.

    10,524 signatures

  33. Appoint an Allergy Tsar as a champion for people living with allergies

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    People with allergies continue to be supported through locally commissioned NHS services. New legislation is also being implemented to support those with food allergies through clearer food labelling.

    19,107 signatures

  34. To allow non-prescribed storage of Salbutamol Inhalers in Commercial Kitchens

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    Asthma inhalers are a mainstay of treatment and access to prescribed inhalers can save lives. The Licensing Authority can consider evidence to support a specific exemption to supply controls.

    102,058 signatures

  35. Recall Parliament to debate vaccination of children before this is rolled out

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    Government evaluated evidence and assessed expert opinion before deciding to routinely vaccinate young people aged 16 to 17. MPs had the option to be briefed and raise questions during an All MP call.

    27,466 signatures

  36. Luke’s Law: Ban 'free bets' and emails that entice gamblers to place 'free bets'

    Government responded – 24 August 2021

    The Government is looking at gambling advertising, including marketing and inducements, in our Gambling Act Review. We will set out any proposals for reform in a White Paper by the end of the year.

    19,817 signatures

  37. Remove Egypt from travel red list immediately

    Government responded – 23 August 2021

    Ministerial decisions on allocations to the red list are informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of concern.

    12,382 signatures

  38. Remove South Africa from the travel 'Red List'

    Government responded – 23 August 2021

    Ministerial decisions on allocations to the red list are informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of concern.

    39,649 signatures

  39. Provide funding to local authorities to protect health visiting provision

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    Local authorities are responsible for commissioning health visiting services. Funding for this is provided through the public health grant, which will be part of the 2021 spending review.

    11,421 signatures

  40. Contact Details On Microchips Must Remain Registered For Life #TuksLaw

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government will consider some of these issues further as part of the post-implementation review of The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015

    12,211 signatures

  41. Create a Veterinary Services Ombudsman

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has a statutory duty to supervise the conduct of veterinary surgeons. The Government does not plan to introduce an ombudsman or to regulate veterinary prices.

    11,414 signatures

  42. End the Cage Age for all farmed animals

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government is committed to improving farm animal welfare standards and is currently exploring options for introducing further reforms, including phasing out the use of cages in farming.

    77,249 signatures

  43. Change the law to include laboratory animals in the Animal Welfare Act.

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government believes animal use for research remains important and The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) provides specific protection for these animals..

    96,268 signatures

  44. Do not impose any new requirements on parents who are home educating

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government remains committed to a registration system for Children Not in School (CNIS). Further details will be set out in the Government’s upcoming response to its CNIS consultation.

    18,240 signatures

  45. Process all asylum seekers off-shore using foreign aid budget

    Government responded – 19 August 2021

    The Nationality and Borders Bill supports potential future processing of asylum claims outside the UK. Overseas development assistance is spent following international rules on what constitutes aid.

    18,982 signatures

  46. Ban urban and garden pesticides to protect bees, other wildlife and human health

    Government responded – 19 August 2021

    The Government is committed to supporting alternatives to chemical pest control and recently consulted on a National Action Plan to minimise the risks and impacts associated with pesticides.

    39,118 signatures

  47. Do not make Covid-19 vaccination a requirement to physically attend university

    Government responded – 18 August 2021

    The Government currently has no plans to require the use of vaccine certification for access to learning or accommodation. Universities should promote vaccination to help keep HE settings safe.

    11,432 signatures

  48. Protect student choice: do not withdraw funding for BTEC qualifications

    Government responded – 17 August 2021

    The Government is streamlining and improving the quality of post-16 qualifications. We will fund a range of qualifications in addition to T Levels and A levels, which may include some BTECs.

    38,638 signatures

  49. We demand that the Gurkhas receive equal pensions

    Government responded – 19 August 2021

    For most Gurkha veterans the Gurkha Pension Scheme provides a pension at least as good as, and in many cases better than, that given to their British counterparts with identical periods of service.

    106,524 signatures

  50. Make lying in the House of Commons a criminal offence

    Government responded – 12 August 2021

    The Government does not intend to introduce legislation of this nature. MPs must abide by the Code of Conduct and conduct in the Chamber is a matter for the Speaker.

    133,020 signatures

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