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361 petitions

  1. 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

  2. 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.

    6,083,676 signatures

  3. 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.

    99,871 signatures

  4. 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.

    25,716 signatures

  5. 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

  6. 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.

    12,705 signatures

  7. 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.

    14,470 signatures

  8. 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.

    100,058 signatures

  9. 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.

    10,863 signatures

  10. 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.

    10,732 signatures

  11. People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

    Government responded – 14 March 2019

    Conviction of a knife or offensive weapon offence – threatening or possession - is now more likely to result in some form of custodial sentence, and for longer than at any point in the last ten years.

    115,582 signatures

  12. Put pressure on the Chinese Government over the treatment of Uyghur Muslims

    Government responded – 14 March 2019

    This is a priority area of concern in China. We have raised it at senior Ministerial level and at the UN. Along with other countries, we will continue to press China to change its approach.

    16,098 signatures

  13. Mandate schools to consult parents before teaching Relationships & Sex Education

    Government responded – 14 March 2019

    We have mandated that schools must consult parents in the development of their policies on Relationships Education and RSE. This will be a legal requirement on all schools.

    14,974 signatures

  14. Recognise animal sentience & require that animal welfare has full regard in law

    Government responded – 13 March 2019

    The Government is committed to making any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after the UK leaves the EU.

    101,539 signatures

  15. Make it a criminal offence for MPs to deliberately mislead the general public.

    Government responded – 11 March 2019

    An important principle of the UK Parliament is that MPs are accountable to those who elect them. Responsibility for privilege is a matter for the House of Commons itself, rather than the Government.

    21,795 signatures

  16. Freeze the £1bn RFA ship tender till we leave EU directives, to ensure UK build.

    Government responded – 11 March 2019

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet Solid Support ships are not warships and there is no national security reason to limit their construction to the UK.

    20,854 signatures

  17. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships should be built in the UK

    Government responded – 8 March 2019

    The Fleet Solid Support Ships are not warships and there is no national security reason to limit their construction to the UK. A consortium of UK shipbuilders is bidding to build the ships.

    13,962 signatures

  18. Automatic by-election if an MP resigns membership of their political party

    Government responded – 6 March 2019

    Formally, electors cast their vote for individual candidates, and not the political party they represent. The Government does not plan to change this constitutional position.

    44,859 signatures

  19. UK Government to Fund Advice Services for British Citizens living in Spain

    Government responded – 6 March 2019

    HM Government recognises the challenges ongoing uncertainty presents and continues to consider what additional support can be made available to UK nationals living in the EU.

    10,670 signatures

  20. Fund research and treatment for children with brain injuries

    Government responded – 6 March 2019

    We recognise the impact that brain injury can have on an individual and their family; the NHS Long Term Plan commits to reducing serious brain injury by 50% by 2025.

    11,442 signatures

  21. Stop MLA’s Salary until Stormont has a sitting Assembly

    Government responded – 5 March 2019

    While the Assembly is not sitting, the Government recognises that MLAs continue to be active in constituency work. MLA salaries have been reduced to reflect the work MLAs are currently doing.

    22,047 signatures

  22. Hold a public inquiry into the decision to incentivise diesel cars & its effects

    Government responded – 4 March 2019

    The design of vehicle taxes helps the UK meet its CO2 targets. On air quality, diesel supplements incentivise bringing forward new cleaner technology rather than penalising drivers who can’t upgrade.

    10,292 signatures

  23. Make it compulsory for schools to teach basic signing, such as Makaton

    Government responded – 1 March 2019

    Makaton is a valuable communication tool for some pupils and schools. Whilst we have no plans to change the national curriculum, schools already have flexibility to choose to teach it.

    17,637 signatures

  24. End the animal cruelty laws exemptions given to UK halal and shechita abattoirs

    Government responded – 1 March 2019

    The Government would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter, but respects the rights of Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their beliefs.

    14,163 signatures

  25. Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence

    Government responded – 28 March 2019

    The Government recognises the harm that homophobic online messages can cause. We are working cross-Government to challenge inequality and make the UK’s online environment a safer place for everyone.

    139,676 signatures

  26. All teaching staff across schools in England to have SEND mandatory training

    Government responded – 28 February 2019

    In April 2018, the Department for Education announced £3.4 million funding over 2018-2020 to equip the school workforce to deliver high quality teaching for children with any type of SEND.

    12,958 signatures

  27. Send English Channel migrants back to where they first arrived in the EU

    Government responded – 27 February 2019

    The UK returns asylum seekers to EU Member States in line with the Dublin III regulation. The Government is working to secure a returns agreement that replaces that regulation once we leave the EU.

    22,099 signatures

  28. Launch an inquiry into the possible link between cannabis and violence

    Government responded – 26 February 2019

    We have no intention of legalising cannabis. We are aware of the strong link between drug misuse and offending and an independent review will further add to our understanding of this.

    12,570 signatures

  29. Abolish leasehold

    Government responded – 21 February 2019

    The Government is committed to reforming the leasehold system so it is fit for purpose, fairer and more transparent for consumers. We also want to ensure that commonhold is a viable alternative.

    28,346 signatures

  30. All halal and kosher certified products are to be prominently labelled as such.

    Government responded – 25 February 2019

    The Government believes that consumers should have the necessary information available to make informed choices about food. The Government is considering this in the context of the UK leaving the EU.

    12,845 signatures

  31. Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving

    Government responded – 25 February 2019

    Driving offences can have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones. Sentencing in individual cases is always a matter for the courts, which are independent.

    163,070 signatures

  32. Abolish TV Licence

    Government responded – 21 February 2019

    A television licence is required to watch or receive television as it is broadcast live or on BBC iPlayer.

    20,820 signatures

  33. Change legislation so G.P.s can prescribe medical marijuana for fibromyalgia.

    Government responded – 19 February 2019

    The Government believes its approach is proportionate and evidence-based, and whilst the evidence-base remains limited, it is right that the decision to prescribe remains with specialist doctors.

    17,182 signatures

  34. Revoke Art.50 if there is no Brexit plan by the 25 of February

    Government responded – 19 February 2019

    The Government’s policy is not to revoke Article 50. Instead, we continue to work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union, as planned, on March 29th.

    150,421 signatures

  35. Review governance of National Insurance Fund

    Government responded – 19 February 2019

    The National Insurance Fund has a robust governance structure to ensure it is managed in a responsible and sustainable way, therefore the government does not intend to make significant changes.

    15,160 signatures

  36. Make DLA/ PIP assessment companies liable for wrongly rejected claims

    Government responded – 18 February 2019

    DWP is committed to ensuring people who claim PIP receive high quality, objective assessments. Decisions are based on all the evidence available, including that provided by the claimant.

    16,404 signatures

  37. Abolish the 0.7% Foreign Aid Target and spend OUR money at home

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    By investing less than a penny from each pound of our income in aid, the UK is helping create a safer, healthier and more prosperous world.

    30,622 signatures

  38. An independent study to find if driven grouse shooting is of economic benefit.

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    The Government has funded independent reports on this issue including the EMBER Report. We recognise there are differing views on shooting but do not believe it is necessary to fund further research.

    10,781 signatures

  39. Increase early years funding in line with minimum pay rises

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    This Government will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support in 2019-20 – more than any other government – including funding for the early education entitlements.

    16,910 signatures

  40. Mandatory minimum sentence for shaken baby deaths no guilty plea reduction.

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    The Government recognise the dreadful impact of murder and manslaughter on the families of victims. Mandatory life sentences for murder and a maximum penalty of life for manslaughter are available.

    10,496 signatures

  41. Metal detectors / bag searches obligatory safety measure for big public venues

    Government responded – 13 February 2019

    The Government provides expert advice to venues on appropriate and proportionate security measures. Whilst we keep this matter under review there are no plans to mandate specific security measures.

    21,063 signatures

  42. To keep daily prayers in House of Commons, as UK was built on Christian values.

    Government responded – 13 February 2019

    The provision of Parliamentary Prayers is a matter for the House of Commons.

    26,654 signatures

  43. Reverse the decision to close RAF Scampton

    Government responded – 1 February 2019

    The RAF recognises the historical significance of RAF Scampton. However, it is in a poor state of repair and would require considerable investment which would not be the best use of public money.

    23,508 signatures

  44. Strengthen workers' rights to tackle in-work poverty.

    Government responded – 7 February 2019

    The Good Work Plan is the largest upgrade in worker rights in over a generation. We are raising the NLW to £8.21 per hour, making full-time workers on the NLW more than £2750 better off over the year.

    37,783 signatures

  45. School should start at 10am as teenagers are too tired

    Government responded – 22 March 2019

    The Department has no plans to require secondary schools to start later. The decision on when to start the school day lies with individual schools.

    187,902 signatures

  46. Automatically grant EU citizens in the UK indefinite leave to remain for free

    Government responded – 5 February 2019

    The straightforward application process will enable EU citizens to obtain, free of charge, the individual status, and secure evidence of this, which they will need to remain here permanently.

    21,675 signatures

  47. Review rules that allow male prisoners who identify as female in women's prisons

    Government responded – 4 February 2019

    The safety of all prisoners is the Government’s paramount concern. A revised policy framework is in development and we are consulting with stakeholders to understand relevant concerns.

    10,980 signatures

  48. Make sure mothers get National Insurance credits towards their state pension

    Government responded – 4 February 2019

    The government believes no-one should miss out on their State Pension. HMRC encourages families to claim Child Benefit and believes that three months is a reasonable period to backdate claims.

    13,913 signatures

  49. Stop Brexit if parliament rejects the deal

    Government responded – 4 February 2019

    The Government’s priority is to achieve a deal that ensures a smooth and orderly exit from the EU and respects the result of the 2016 referendum.

    32,542 signatures

  50. Urgent law to extend voting rights to British abroad by repealing 15-year rule.

    Government responded – 31 January 2019

    The Government is committed to scrapping the 15 year rule ahead of the 2022 General Election.

    11,849 signatures

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