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401 petitions

  1. Make PE a core subject from KS1-KS5 with a minimum of 2hrs allocated weekly

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    It is important all schools teach PE which, since 2014, has been the only national curriculum foundation subject mandatory at all 4 key stages. We have no current plans to change the curriculum.

    16,322 signatures

  2. The Government to make representations on behalf of Andrew Neal in UAE

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    The UK is providing consular assistance to Andrew Neal who awaits trial in Abu Dhabi. We continue to support his family in the UAE and the UK. We remain in regular contact with the UAE authorities.

    11,126 signatures

  3. Provide 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months.

    Government responded – 8 May 2019

    The Government currently offers a broad range of childcare support and has no plans to extend the package of free childcare entitlement schemes to working parents of children over 9 months.

    145,046 signatures

  4. Grant the brown hare protection under S5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

    Government responded – 2 May 2019

    The hare population in the UK is stable. As brown hares are already protected by legislation and industry-led initiatives, we do not see a need for additional legal protection.

    12,398 signatures

  5. Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

    Government responded – 2 May 2019

    Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges we face. Nature-based solutions are key to tackling climate change. The Government is deploying such solutions to improve our natural environment.

    106,341 signatures

  6. Introduce legal immunity for UK soldiers after a war or conflict ends

    Government responded – 1 May 2019

    The Government is considering proposals to enhance legal protections for Service personnel.

    37,756 signatures

  7. Request a Royal Commission to review Parliamentary and electoral systems of U.K.

    Government responded – 18 June 2019

    The Government has no plan to request a Royal Commission to review our electoral system. We continue to keep the electoral system under review to ensure our democratic processes work for everyone.

    19,477 signatures

  8. Install microplastic filters on new washing machines as standard

    Government responded – 29 April 2019

    The Government takes the safety of consumers and the environment very seriously. Washing machines must comply with legal safety requirements that protect people animals and property from safety risks.

    16,861 signatures

  9. Increase funding for multi-disciplinary treatment centres for FND Patients.

    Government responded – 29 April 2019

    The funding and planning of services for patients with FNDs is a local matter. Patients with FND should receive appropriate assessment and support with access to specialists as appropriate.

    10,876 signatures

  10. Hold an immediate independence referendum for Scotland (Indy Ref 2)

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    In 2014 people in Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. That result should be respected.

    11,615 signatures

  11. Grant legal protection to Swallow, Swift and Martin nest sites not just nests.

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    Birds that habitually use the same nests have their nests protected year round. Swallows, swifts and martins may return to sites but nest elsewhere. It is practical to protect nests while in use.

    73,241 signatures

  12. Automatic DLA renewal for Children under 16 with lifelong medical conditions

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    Renewals, at appropriate frequencies, are an important feature in Child Disability Living Allowance which ensure that individuals receive the right financial support at the right time.

    14,398 signatures

  13. Address teachers unmanageable workload by increasing protected PPA to 30%

    Government responded – 24 April 2019

    We are supporting the profession to tackle issues which can affect recruitment and retention, including excessive workload, and recognise the importance of teachers having adequate PPA time.

    25,785 signatures

  14. Increase the maintenance loan to cover the UK average university accommodation.

    Government responded – 24 April 2019

    The Government has no plans to change the minimum maintenance loan so that it is linked to average UK accommodation costs. This would place additional demands on public spending.

    24,153 signatures

  15. To establish a Public Inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 EU Referendum.

    Government responded – 24 April 2019

    There are no plans to establish a public inquiry on the conduct during the 2016 EU Referendum. The Government has not seen evidence of successful interference in UK democratic processes.

    64,462 signatures

  16. Ask the Commonwealth of Nations to expel Brunei

    Government responded – 23 April 2019

    Our deep concerns about Brunei’s Sharia punishments, including the impact on LGBT people, are best addressed through dialogue. Brunei must uphold its human rights commitments and Commonwealth values.

    20,686 signatures

  17. Call for an end to LGBT human rights violations in Brunei.

    Government responded – 23 April 2019

    The UK has repeatedly expressed concern to Brunei about the discriminatory impact of its laws on the LGBT community. We call on Brunei to uphold its human rights commitments.

    87,238 signatures

  18. Introduce mandatory measures to prevent reselling/euthanasia of dogs

    Government responded – 23 April 2019

    We are sorry to hear about the death of a healthy dog. Local authorities, vets and re-homing centres are able to, and encouraged to, scan dogs in cases where the keeper is not clear.

    30,655 signatures

  19. Yoga and Meditation to be included in the UK National school curriculum.

    Government responded – 18 April 2019

    There are no plans to make yoga and meditation mandatory in the national curriculum. Schools are free to deliver a diverse PE curriculum and pastoral activities to suit the needs of their pupils.

    16,509 signatures

  20. Without a Deal make "Revoke Article 50" the default action.

    Government responded – 17 April 2019

    It remains the Government’s firm policy not to revoke Article 50. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    55,552 signatures

  21. Make foxes a protected species

    Government responded – 17 April 2019

    Fox does not fit the criteria as a protected species, as it is not endangered or under threat of extinction. The Hunting Act 2004 bans the hunting of foxes with dogs, except in limited circumstances.

    22,175 signatures

  22. Protect our Freedom of Movement Rights

    Government responded – 16 April 2019

    As we leave the EU, free movement will end. But recognising that mobility is a key element of economic, social and scientific cooperation, the UK will seek reciprocal mobility provisions with the EU.

    10,943 signatures

  23. Hold a referendum on England leaving the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 15 April 2019

    The Government is committed to strengthening the United Kingdom, and has devolved decision making to communities across England. We will not hold a referendum on English independence.

    15,916 signatures

  24. Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry

    Government responded – 15 April 2019

    Investigations are conducted by the independent Electoral Commission. There are no plans to establish a Public Inquiry. The Government is committed to delivering the result of the EU referendum.

    109,588 signatures

  25. Change the general election voting system to one of proportional representation

    Government responded – 15 April 2019

    In line with the result of the Parliamentary Voting System referendum in 2011, the Government will not change the current First Past the Post voting system for elections to the House of Commons.

    55,211 signatures

  26. Allow people to identify outside of 'male' and 'female' on legal documentation

    Government responded – 11 April 2019

    The Government recognises that an increasing number of people identify as non-binary. We will commission a Call for Evidence and will use the results to feed into future policy decisions.

    20,600 signatures

  27. Leave EU by April 12th 2019 with deal or no deal.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    30,996 signatures

  28. Stop Universal Credit and let claimants stay on the original benefits.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    Universal Credit roll-out is now complete and is the main social security system in the UK; taking on new claims and those where claimants experience a change in circumstances.

    18,911 signatures

  29. Allow all British citizens to vote should there be a new referendum on Brexit.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government has been clear we will not hold a second referendum. There are no set rules about who can vote in referendums in the UK, which are determined by the legislation for each referendum.

    13,434 signatures

  30. Leave with No Deal if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    13,159 signatures

  31. Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    247,841 signatures

  32. Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    Developers must fulfil their obligation to safeguard local wildlife and habitats. Netting trees and hedgerows is only appropriate where genuinely needed to protect birds from harm during development.

    362,634 signatures

  33. Hard Remain: Align with other EU countries and adopt Schengen and the euro.

    Government responded – 9 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum and to deliver the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

    13,671 signatures

  34. Justice for Jodey Whiting. Independent inquiry into deaths linked to the DWP

    Government responded – 8 April 2019

    DWP has apologised unreservedly for the failings in the case of Ms Whiting and recognises the importance of safeguarding. The Government has no plans to hold an inquiry into deaths of claimants.

    53,889 signatures

  35. £15ph National minimum wage for hgv drivers to be made compulsory

    Government responded – 8 April 2019

    The Government sets the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to protect low income workers. There are no plans to introduce a rate specifically for HGV drivers.

    12,918 signatures

  36. Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

    Government responded – 4 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum and to deliver the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

    181,657 signatures

  37. Ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging

    Government responded – 18 June 2019

    Our Strategy sets out plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste. We have consulted on proposals to incentivise producers to make more sustainable packaging design choices and recyclable packaging.

    247,048 signatures

  38. Immunity for soldiers who worked in Northern Ireland.

    Government responded – 1 April 2019

    This Government is unequivocal in our admiration for the Armed Forces whose sacrifices ensured terrorism would never succeed. However, our approach to the past must be consistent with the rule of law.

    149,417 signatures

  39. Introduce Alternative Student Finance product by September 2019

    Government responded – 29 March 2019

    The Government is committed to introducing an Alternative Student Finance product. Details on implementation will follow the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding which will conclude this year.

    16,671 signatures

  40. Pet Theft Reform: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence.

    Government responded – 16 July 2019

    Current sentencing guidelines takes account of the emotional distress that the theft of personal items such as a much loved pet can have on victims, and recommend higher penalties for such offences.

    116,303 signatures

  41. We call on the Government to abandon the HS2 Rail project.

    Government responded – 28 March 2019

    Our existing rail network is filling up. HS2 will increase capacity on the network and transform connectivity between the cities of the Midlands and the North, helping to rebalance Britain’s economy.

    16,358 signatures

  42. Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

    Government responded – 26 March 2019

    This Government will not revoke Article 50. We will honour the result of the 2016 referendum and work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union.

    6,103,038 signatures

  43. End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals.

    Government responded – 22 March 2019

    We have already banned cages where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. Our comprehensive laws protect the welfare of livestock in all systems.

    106,157 signatures

  44. Launch an independent enquiry into the health and safety risks of 5G.

    Government responded – 19 March 2019

    Exposure to radio waves has been carefully researched and reviewed. The overall weight of evidence does not suggest devices producing exposures within current guidelines pose a risk to public health.

    32,454 signatures

  45. Reject Remote Pharmacist Proposals. Keep Pharmacists Present for Patients.

    Government responded – 19 March 2019

    The Government has no current proposals to remove the requirement that a pharmacist must supervise the sale or supply of Pharmacy or Prescription Only Medicines at or from a registered pharmacy.

    10,423 signatures

  46. Keep CBD on the market as a food supplement.

    Government responded – 19 March 2019

    The Government is aware of the EU decision and is considering how to achieve compliance in the marketplace in a proportionate manner.

    12,828 signatures

  47. Undertake an independent enquiry into the role of Russia in Brexit.

    Government responded – 18 March 2019

    We have not seen evidence of successful interference in UK democratic processes, including in the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

    14,846 signatures

  48. The Prime Minister should advise Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament.

    Government responded – 18 March 2019

    The Government has no plans to prorogue parliament and remains committed to delivering an orderly exit from the EU in line with its pledge to deliver on the outcome of the referendum.

    100,718 signatures

  49. Guarantee the future of state-funded nursery schools after March 2020

    Government responded – 15 March 2019

    We provide local authorities with around £60 million a year to protect maintained nursery schools’ funding. This ends in September 2020, and the Spending Review will determine what happens after that.

    11,713 signatures

  50. Condemn Sudan’s use of lethal force vs protests, pressure for democratic change

    Government responded – 15 March 2019

    We have made clear our concern at Sudan’s response to protests, and condemn the use of violence and arbitrary detentions. We continue to call for legitimate grievances of protesters to be addressed.

    22,999 signatures

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