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680 petitions

  1. Make people who enter the UK illegally ineligible for legal aid

    Government responded – 3 March 2022

    In England and Wales, eligibility for legal aid is governed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which targets support at those who need it most.

    10,594 signatures

  2. Free prescriptions for those with a long term and/or chronic condition.

    Government responded – 2 March 2022

    We recognise the impact of chronic illness. 89% of prescription items dispensed in the community in England have no charge. Those not exempt may save money with a prescription prepayment certificate.

    19,826 signatures

  3. End ‘ghost' flights: reform historic rights to landing slots.

    Government responded – 28 February 2022

    The Government continues to provide alleviation from normal airport slot rules to prevent airlines from operating environmentally damaging ‘ghost’ flights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    16,884 signatures

  4. Make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop & report collisions with cats

    Government responded – 22 February 2022

    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.

    67,184 signatures

  5. Fund research into any relationship between microclots and long Covid and ME

    Government responded – 17 February 2022

    Since 2018 the Government has committed over £53m to research on ME and Long COVID. Robust research and scientific evidence is pivotal in improving our understanding and treatment of both conditions.

    11,835 signatures

  6. Increase sentences for one punch assaults that kill to equal those for murder

    Government responded – 16 February 2022

    Manslaughter has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. It is important that judges are able to sentence appropriately according to all the factors in each case.

    24,809 signatures

  7. Extend rules for UK travel for vaccinated travellers to unvaccinated travellers

    Government responded – 15 February 2022

    The Government has eased international travel rules, resulting in the UK now having one of the most open and streamlined COVID-19 border regimes in the world.

    10,547 signatures

  8. Do not make COVID vaccination a requirement for health and social care workers

    Government responded – 14 February 2022

    On 31 Jan 2022, Government announced it intends to revoke vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and social care settings regulations, subject to consultation and Parliamentary process.

    13,387 signatures

  9. Replace the real bearskins used for the Queen’s Guard’s caps with faux fur

    Government responded – 11 February 2022

    Currently we have no plans to end the use of bearskins. Bear pelts that are used are the by-products of a licensed cull by the Canadian authorities to manage the wild bear population.

    105,908 signatures

  10. Recognise Somaliland as an independent state

    Government responded – 10 February 2022

    The UK - in line with the rest of the international community - does not recognise Somaliland as an independent state.

    12,683 signatures

  11. Close schools and bring back online learning until the end of Jan 2022

    Government responded – 9 February 2022

    We are clear on the critical importance of face to face education for children and young people and we will do everything in our power to keep education and childcare settings open.

    15,119 signatures

  12. Extend the new dog abduction theft offence to cover cats and all kept animals

    Government responded – 8 February 2022

    The draft pet abduction offence applies to dogs with powers to extend to cats and other pets via regulations, and the Government is considering views on this expressed at Commons Committee.

    16,006 signatures

  13. Increase the basic state pensions by £500 a year as an emergency measure

    Government responded – 7 February 2022

    The Government wants all pensioners to have a secure income in retirement. From April, the full yearly amount of the basic State Pension will be over £2,300 higher than in 2010.

    22,196 signatures

  14. Remove all COVID requirements for international travel to the UK

    Government responded – 7 February 2022

    From 4am on 11 February, the Government’s easing of international travel rules will result in the UK having one of the most open and streamlined COVID border regimes in the world.

    22,518 signatures

  15. Legalise assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults

    Government responded – 3 February 2022

    The Government’s position is that any change to the law in this area is a matter for Parliament and an issue of conscience for individual parliamentarians rather than one for Government policy.

    155,178 signatures

  16. Make self-employed people eligible for statutory adoption pay

    Government responded – 2 February 2022

    The Government has no plans to extend adoption pay to self-employed adopters. Local Authorities can make discretionary payments to self-employed adopters who do not qualify for adoption pay.

    16,794 signatures

  17. Reduce Indefinite leave to remain fees from £2389 to £243 for Health workers

    Government responded – 1 February 2022

    We recognise the significant contribution of overseas NHS workers, but must be fair to all who use the immigration system. Those who directly benefit from the system should contribute to its funding.

    34,329 signatures

  18. Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s

    Government responded – 28 January 2022

    89% of prescription items are dispensed free of charge. People who pay for their prescription charges and need many prescription items can save money with a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC).

    46,494 signatures

  19. Do not restrict our right to freedom of expression online.

    Government responded – 27 January 2022

    The Government is committed to protecting free speech. The Bill contains strong protections for freedom of expression and will not prevent adults from accessing or posting legal content.

    55,747 signatures

  20. Funding for ventilation in all school/college/uni classrooms

    Government responded – 27 January 2022

    All state-funded education settings received CO2 monitors. Up to 9000 air cleaning units will cover poorly ventilated teaching spaces. Universities are responsible for their own ventilation.

    11,708 signatures

  21. Revoke local government powers to charge CAZ, LEZ, and ULEZ.

    Government responded – 24 January 2022

    Powers enabling local authorities to introduce road user charging schemes are long-standing and remain an appropriate tool to deliver local transport objectives including air quality improvements.

    55,523 signatures

  22. Urge Hong Kong to release all political prisoners and safeguard human rights

    Government responded – 19 January 2022

    As a co-signatory to the Joint Declaration, we will continue to stand up for the people of Hong Kong, to call out the violation of their freedoms, and to hold China to their international obligations.

    12,438 signatures

  23. Abolish time limit for requesting sentences for child murder be reviewed

    Government responded – 18 January 2022

    The government has no plans to abolish the time limit for referrals made under the unduly lenient sentence scheme which provides finality. We keep the scheme under review, including the 28 day limit.

    16,233 signatures

  24. Ban all animal experiments & redirect Government funding to human-based research

    Government responded – 17 January 2022

    Animal testing is a critical part of understanding human and animal health and treating disease and can only be conducted legally in the UK when there are no alternatives.

    51,470 signatures

  25. Do not require Covid vaccination passports for crowded events

    Government responded – 14 January 2022

    COVID status can be shown on the basis of a recent negative test, full vaccination, or exemption to attend crowded settings and large events.

    10,642 signatures

  26. Repeal Breed Specific Legislation

    Government responded – 13 January 2022

    Simply repealing the breed specific provisions in dangerous dogs legislation with no other changes would increase the risks to public safety, which the Government is unwilling to do.

    116,253 signatures

  27. Make the use of free-running snares illegal for trapping wildlife

    Government responded – 13 January 2022

    The Government recognises that some people consider snares to be an inhumane and unnecessary means of trapping wild animals and will launch a call for evidence on the use of snares.

    102,613 signatures

  28. Ban developments on Green belt and Greenfield sites across the country

    Government responded – 1 March 2022

    This Government is committed to maintaining existing Green Belt protections, enhancing Green Belt land quality, and promoting use of brownfield for new developments to reduce greenfield pressures.

    13,947 signatures

  29. Cancel GCSE and A-Level Exams for Summer 2022 due to lack of proper education

    Government responded – 10 January 2022

    All other things being equal, exams are the best way of judging what students know and can do. It is the government’s firm intention that exams should go ahead in 2022.

    47,299 signatures

  30. Introduce a Telugu GCSE

    Government responded – 10 January 2022

    Exam boards are responsible for deciding which language GCSEs are offered. The Government would support exam boards in developing a language GCSE– including in Telugu – if there is sufficient demand.

    10,281 signatures

  31. Open a Public Inquiry into Covid-19 Vaccine Safety

    Government responded – 5 January 2022

    The Government commissioned a public inquiry into the pandemic and has no plans for a vaccine safety inquiry. Our surveillance strategy for COVID-19 vaccines provides continuous safety monitoring.

    107,128 signatures

  32. Remove Clause 9 from the Nationality and Borders Bill

    Government responded – 5 January 2022

    The Government will not remove Clause 9. It is necessary to ensure deprivation powers can be used effectively and will only apply in very limited circumstances. It does not affect the right to appeal.

    327,120 signatures

  33. Ban the Shooting of Critically Endangered Woodcocks.

    Government responded – 4 January 2022

    Recent population trends for woodcock are likely to be influenced by the extent and quality of habitat rather than shooting. There are no plans for a ban.

    17,272 signatures

  34. Create new recycling and reuse requirements for local authorities

    Government responded – 31 December 2021

    Through the Environment Act 2021, the Government has strengthened legislative requirements to increase recycling rates to 65%, with less than 10% of municipal waste ending up in landfill, by 2035.

    17,288 signatures

  35. Do not make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory

    Government responded – 30 December 2021

    The United Kingdom operates a system of informed consent for vaccinations. We are encouraging people to get vaccinated to reduce serious illness, reduce pressure on hospitals and reduce deaths.

    27,501 signatures

  36. Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts

    Government responded – 23 December 2021

    The government has been steadfast in its commitment to the guiding principles of the NHS which mean the NHS is not and never will be for sale to the private sector.

    137,720 signatures

  37. Create a publicly owned manufacturer for off-patent, generic drugs in the UK

    Government responded – 23 December 2021

    This Government takes excessive pricing very seriously. For generic medicines, we rely on competition to drive down the selling price. This has led to some of the lowest prices in Europe.

    10,984 signatures

  38. Introduce new requirements for cyclists/e-scooters: visible ID, licences, etc

    Government responded – 21 December 2021

    The Government has no plans to introduce any such requirements for cyclists. The current trials of rental e-scooters will inform future policy on them.

    10,498 signatures

  39. Do not implement proposed new offences for vehicle "tampering"

    Government responded – 21 December 2021

    The intention of the consultation proposal is to prevent modifications that negatively impact on road safety, vehicle security and the environment.

    115,288 signatures

  40. Amnesty for undocumented migrants after 10 years and reduce 20 year ILR rule

    Government responded – 21 December 2021

    The Government opposes the amnesty suggested and remains committed to an immigration policy which welcomes people to the UK through safe and legal routes but deters illegal immigration.

    10,697 signatures

  41. Give the Environment Agency the funds and freedom to protect English rivers

    Government responded – 17 December 2021

    The Government recognises the importance of protecting the natural environment and are investing accordingly to progress our 25 Year Environment Plan and its commitment to clean and plentiful water.

    10,655 signatures

  42. Suspend all Ofsted inspections from now until September 2022

    Government responded – 15 December 2021

    Ofsted provides vital independent assurance about the quality of education and safeguarding in schools, as they respond to the pandemic. There are no plans to suspend inspection until September 2022.

    13,275 signatures

  43. Call an immediate general election due to authoritarian Coronavirus measures

    Government responded – 15 December 2021

    The Government does not believe now is the right time for an election; our focus is delivering a national recovery that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before.

    13,403 signatures

  44. Create an emergency fund for ASD (autism) & ADHD assessments

    Government responded – 14 December 2021

    We are investing £13 million this year to tackle long autism diagnosis waiting times and are supporting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder throughout the diagnostic process.

    21,151 signatures

  45. Make the day of Diwali a public holiday

    Government responded – 8 December 2021

    The Government values the contribution the Indian diaspora makes to this country and the importance of Diwali. However, there are no plans to create a public holiday for Diwali.

    17,486 signatures

  46. Urge China to allow direct flights between UK and China to resume

    Government responded – 6 December 2021

    The UK Government has been in continuous contact with the Chinese authorities to seek the relaxation of China’s unilateral decision to ban direct scheduled passenger flights between the UK and China.

    12,179 signatures

  47. Bring into effect a ban on research & testing on dogs in the UK

    Government responded – 2 December 2021

    Testing on dogs is only legally permitted where there are no alternatives and is robustly regulated. Such testing is needed for the safe development of medicines and other research.

    28,349 signatures

  48. Require Sikhism to be taught in UK schools from Reception upwards

    Government responded – 1 December 2021

    Religious education is compulsory to age 18 and is expected to take account of the teaching and practices of the principal religions represented in Great Britain, including Sikhism.

    25,171 signatures

  49. Hold a referendum on whether to keep the 2050 net zero target

    Government responded – 29 November 2021

    National referendums are a mechanism to endorse major constitutional change; debates about national policy are best determined through Parliamentary democracy and the holding of elections.

    24,577 signatures

  50. Ban the manufacture, import, sale and use of fireworks in the UK

    Government responded – 25 November 2021

    There is a comprehensive regulatory framework in place that strikes the right balance allowing people to enjoy fireworks, whilst reducing risks and disturbances to people and animals.

    14,355 signatures

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