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84 petitions

  1. 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.

    37,949 signatures

  2. 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.

    19,646 signatures

  3. 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.

    17,611 signatures

  4. 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.

    42,842 signatures

  5. 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.

    14,264 signatures

  6. 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.

    29,289 signatures

  7. If no agreement to leave the European Union is reached, Article 50 be withdrawn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 Our notification will not be withdrawn.

    32,035 signatures

  8. 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.

    14,505 signatures

  9. 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.

    22,625 signatures

  10. 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.

    11,817 signatures

  11. 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.

    50,401 signatures

  12. 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.

    113,074 signatures

  13. Make Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) illegal in the UK

    Government responded – 27 October 2017

    Shale gas could provide a new domestic source of gas, reducing our need for imports, and providing local jobs. There are robust regulations in place to ensure it is extracted safely.

    24,924 signatures

  14. Change the law to ban the resale of tickets for more than their face value

    Government responded – 26 October 2017

    We have put in place measures to tackle unacceptable behaviour in the ticketing market. Price caps would not work.

    23,058 signatures

  15. Adapt gambling laws to include gambling in video games which targets children.

    Government responded – 25 October 2017

    The Gambling Commission has strong powers to regulate gambling and is monitoring convergence between gambling and video games closely. The government is committed to protecting children from harm.

    16,924 signatures

  16. Update the UK Traffic Signs Regulations to a geometrically correct football

    Government responded – 24 October 2017

    The Government considers the current football symbol has a clear meaning and is understood by the public. Changing the design to show accurate geometry is not appropriate in this context.

    22,476 signatures

  17. Layla's Law Vaccinate all UK children against Meningitis B strain (MenB).

    Government responded – 23 October 2017

    The UK became the first country to have a national publicly-funded infant MenB vaccination programme using the vaccine Bexsero®. Based on expert advice, it offers protection to those at highest risk.

    12,080 signatures

  18. The Government must publish its own Brexit Impact/Risk Assessments

    Government responded – 23 October 2017

    As Parliament agreed, we will not publish anything that would undermine our ability to negotiate the best deal for Britain.

    23,214 signatures

  19. Pay health care students for placement hours.

    Government responded – 23 October 2017

    The NMC state that Student nurses undertaking practice learning are supernumerary. Students may perform limited clinical duties as part of training but they are not contracted to provide nursing care.

    32,230 signatures

  20. No referendum on the final deal for the UK to remain in the European Union.

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    On 23 June 2016 the British people voted to leave the European Union. The UK Government is clear that it is now its duty to implement the will of the people and so there will be no second referendum.

    14,437 signatures

  21. Abolish the TV Licence

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    A licence is required to watch or receive television programmes and is not a fee for BBC services. The government will maintain the BBC funding model for the duration of this Charter period.

    15,678 signatures

  22. Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    BSL was recognised as a language in its own right by the UK government in 2003. Whilst it is not a mandatory part of the curriculum, schools are free to teach it if they choose to do so.

    35,203 signatures

  23. Leave the EU immediately

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    The country voted to leave the EU, and this Government respects that. A smooth and orderly exit is in the interest of both the UK and the EU.

    141,829 signatures

  24. End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

    Government responded – 16 October 2017

    Government has a Manifesto commitment “as we leave the European Union, we can take early steps to control the export of live farm animals for slaughter” and will be considering options in this context

    100,581 signatures

  25. Stop NHS England from removing herbal and homeopathic medicines

    Government responded – 12 October 2017

    It is for local NHS organisations to decide on the commissioning and funding of these healthcare treatments. NHS England’s consultation on low value prescription items includes homeopathic treatments

    34,669 signatures

  26. Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

    Government responded – 12 October 2017

    The Government is investing more in childcare than ever before. Tax free childcare is one part of that childcare support and is fairer and better targeted than vouchers.

    119,586 signatures

  27. Cancel HS2 immediately and repeal the 2013 and 2017 High Speed Rail Acts.

    Government responded – 11 October 2017

    HS2 will provide new rail network capacity, drive economic growth, create jobs and investment, train the next generation of engineers and better connect our major cities. It is on time and on budget.

    29,234 signatures

  28. Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

    Government responded – 9 October 2017

    Public sector workers deserve to have fulfilling jobs that are fairly rewarded. On 12 September we announced a move away from the 1% public sector pay policy, towards a more flexible approach on pay.

    149,137 signatures

  29. End the animal cruelty laws exemptions for halal and shechita slaughter houses

    Government responded – 6 October 2017

    The Government would like all animals stunned at slaughter. However, we also respect the rights of the Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs.

    26,710 signatures

  30. Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).

    Government responded – 4 October 2017

    The UK is seriously concerned with recent events in Rakhine. We are working closely with partners on the international community’s response.

    30,349 signatures

  31. Fund research into pediatric brain cancer & earlier access to experimental drugs

    Government responded – 4 October 2017

    We have set up a Department of Health Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research to discuss how we can address the need to increase the level and impact of research into brain tumours.

    21,799 signatures

  32. Hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal

    Government responded – 28 September 2017

    On 23 June 2016 the British people voted to leave the European Union. The UK Government is clear that it is now its duty to implement the will of the people and so there will be no second referendum.

    145,115 signatures

  33. Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

    Government responded – 27 September 2017

    Since 1995 the Government has gone to significant lengths to communicate SPa changes. No changes will be made to SPa policy affecting 1950s women to avoid placing an unfair burden on working people.

    117,712 signatures

  34. Reduce the age of Mandatory Mammograms to age 25-30

    Government responded – 26 September 2017

    The Government is committed to helping detect, treat and reduce the number of lives lost to invasive breast cancer. Evidence for the effectiveness of screening women under 50 is limited.

    29,167 signatures

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