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725 petitions

  1. Do not build two new prisons at Wethersfield Air Base

    Government responded – 15 June 2022

    The Government is undertaking the largest prison build programme in more than a century, one of the sites being considered is Wethersfield Air Base, a planning application has not yet been submitted.

    10,269 signatures

  2. Introduce independent body to enforce the ministerial code on ministers.

    Government responded – 15 June 2022

    The Government is accountable to Parliament and the British people. The Prime Minister issues and upholds the Ministerial Code in line with his position as head of Her Majesty’s Government.

    54,131 signatures

  3. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis

    Government responded – 13 June 2022

    The Government has no plans to increase Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). The standard rate of SMP is reviewed annually and is generally increased in line with CPI.

    36,674 signatures

  4. Exempt charities using IPAFFS from ban on importing animals from Eastern Europe

    Government responded – 8 June 2022

    Great Britain has suspended the commercial import of dogs, cats and ferrets from Belarus, Poland, Romania or Ukraine due to the potential risk to human and animal health and cases of non-compliances.

    18,460 signatures

  5. Increase benefits in line with current levels of inflation

    Government responded – 6 June 2022

    We are providing over £15bn of support for those with the greatest need. This is in addition to the £22bn announced previously, with support for the cost of living totalling over £37bn this year.

    13,741 signatures

  6. Introduce an "Ecological Damage Tax" on Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass

    Government responded – 31 May 2022

    There are no current plans to introduce a tax on artificial grass. The government keeps all tax policy under review.

    26,440 signatures

  7. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum

    Government responded – 27 May 2022

    To protect lives, the economy and future generations from future pandemics, the UK government supports a new legally-binding instrument to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

    155,160 signatures

  8. Ban commercial breeding for laboratories. Implement reform to approve & use NAMs

    Government responded – 27 May 2022

    The use of animals in science supports the development of new medicines and the safety of our environment, for the benefit of humans and animals, and is only permitted when there are no alternatives.

    101,865 signatures

  9. Fund Evusheld the preventative COVID19 antibody for immunocompromised

    Government responded – 25 May 2022

    The Government recognises the concerns of immunocompromised people, and is actively exploring all available evidence on Evusheld in order to make decisions around its use in the UK.

    18,796 signatures

  10. Hold a referendum in Greater Manchester on removing the position of Mayor

    Government responded – 5 July 2022

    Removing the Mayor of Greater Manchester would cost taxpayers significantly. Local leadership is key to levelling up and we are negotiating new devolution deals – not removing those already in place.

    10,453 signatures

  11. Seek to rejoin the EU

    Government responded – 18 May 2022

    The UK has left the EU, fulfilling the Government’s manifesto commitment to take back control of our money, borders and laws. This was the democratically-expressed wish of the British public.

    11,757 signatures

  12. Do not reduce staff-child ratios in early years childcare

    Government responded – 17 May 2022

    We will consult in the summer on moving to the Scottish ratios for two-year-olds, from a ratio of 1:4 to 1:5. We will engage fully with the sector and parents/carers on this proposed change.

    104,731 signatures

  13. Make Graduate visa extendable and count towards permanent residency

    Government responded – 16 May 2022

    The Government does not support this proposal. The Graduate route allows eligible graduates to remain in the UK for up to 3 years, with the opportunity to switch into a route to permanent settlement.

    15,717 signatures

  14. Ensure Trans people are fully protected under any conversion therapy ban

    Government responded – 12 May 2022

    We will introduce a ban protecting everyone from attempts to change their sexual orientation. Recognising the complexity of issues we will consider the issue of transgender conversion therapy further.

    148,958 signatures

  15. Fund research into Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)

    Government responded – 12 May 2022

    Adverse reactions from topical steroid withdrawal can occur following long-term or incorrect use of these medicines. The Government welcomes high-quality research to further understand this issue.

    14,538 signatures

  16. Give U.K. pensioners living abroad increases with parity as those in the U.K.

    Government responded – 10 May 2022

    There are no plans to change the policy. The Government continues to up-rate the State Pension where there is a legal requirement to do so.

    11,291 signatures

  17. Provide an energy grant to people with a disability or serious medical condition

    Government responded – 14 June 2022

    The Government will provide approximately six million people across the UK, who receive certain disability benefits, with a one-off payment of £150 in September 2022.

    16,303 signatures

  18. Require all public rights of way be accessible to pedestrians, horses & bicycles

    Government responded – 14 June 2022

    As local authorities already have responsibility for managing public rights of way for the benefit of users the Government feels it is not necessary to implement the changes set out in the petition.

    18,276 signatures

  19. Make parking at work permanently free for all NHS workers

    Government responded – 27 April 2022

    Free hospital parking for NHS staff was a time-limited measure during the pandemic. It is right to end this now as we learn to live with the virus. Free parking for staff working overnight remains.

    16,143 signatures

  20. Require schools provide a vegan meal option every day

    Government responded – 25 April 2022

    Head teachers and governors set their schools’ food policies. We expect them to act reasonably and to work with parents to provide choices that meet dietary and cultural needs, including veganism.

    26,005 signatures

  21. Make it unlawful for shops to refuse cash payments.

    Government responded – 25 April 2022

    The government does not plan to mandate cash acceptance. Businesses are able to choose the forms of payment they accept. The government’s proposals for legislation support cash acceptance.

    33,498 signatures

  22. Pledge any necessary military support to defend Ukraine

    Government responded – 22 April 2022

    The UK continues to respond decisively to Russia’s unprovoked and sustained attack of Ukraine. We will continue to supply military and humanitarian support to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty.

    50,321 signatures

  23. Review management of ADHD assessments and increase funding

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    It is vital to have timely assessments for ADHD so people can get the right support. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have clear guidelines on improving assessments and diagnosis.

    10,573 signatures

  24. Require schools to make Friday a part of the school weekend

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    The government has no plans to require schools to make Friday part of the weekend. Regular attendance at school is vital for children’s education, well-being and long term development.

    148,136 signatures

  25. Make it a specific criminal offence to supply drugs to children under 16

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

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

    10,275 signatures

  26. Suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (Grounds C to G)

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    The Government has no plans to suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act. Further intervention in the commercial property market should be made only after the upcoming review has reported.

    44,117 signatures

  27. Increase the state pension to £19,760 a year (£380 a week)

    Government responded – 14 April 2022

    The Government has no plans to match State Pension and the NLW, which serve different purposes. We have never paid our pensioners more, spending over £134 billion on pensioner benefits this year.

    52,774 signatures

  28. Allow consumers the right to refuse the £200 energy rebate

    Government responded – 14 April 2022

    The £200 reduction on consumers’ bills will be recouped over five years from 2023. Policy details are in development and will be reviewed following the conclusion of the public consultation.

    13,889 signatures

  29. Offer fast track asylum to any Ukrainians displaced due to the invasion

    Government responded – 12 April 2022

    We delivered a generous response for Ukrainians, with 3 schemes to help them come to the UK, the first of their kind in the world. They offer greater security than asylum, and have no cap on numbers.

    10,929 signatures

  30. Make provisions for telemedicine for early abortions permanent in England

    Government responded – 12 April 2022

    On 30 March 2022, Parliament voted in favour of making home use for early medical abortion permanent. Further detail on the measure permanently coming into force will be set out in due course.

    15,825 signatures

  31. Ensure global and equitable access to vaccines, tests, treatments, and PPE.

    Government responded – 8 April 2022

    The UK’s G7 Presidency committed to ending the pandemic in 2022. The UK has committed up to £1.4 billion to support this, including funding for access to vaccines, tests, treatments, and PPE.

    11,605 signatures

  32. Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees.

    Government responded – 6 April 2022

    Visas provide clarity and stability to an individual having moved from another country following horrific events. They also act to prevent incidents of adult and child human trafficking.

    188,649 signatures

  33. End the ban on fracking

    Government responded – 14 June 2022

    The Government does not agree we should lift the pause on hydraulic fracturing at this time given the lack of new, compelling evidence that shale gas extraction can be done safely.

    18,820 signatures

  34. Delay removal of red diesel entitlement from the construction industry

    Government responded – 30 March 2022

    The Government has no plans to delay the removal of the entitlement to use red diesel from the construction industry from April 2022.

    16,231 signatures

  35. Require universities to refund students during any strike action

    Government responded – 30 March 2022

    The Government encourages universities to deliver the high-quality teaching that students have paid for and to consider mitigating the impact of lost teaching.

    12,291 signatures

  36. Fund OPTUNE brain cancer treatment for NHS patients

    Government responded – 30 March 2022

    Guidelines recommend tumour-treating fields, such as OPTUNE, should not be offered for NHS patients. However, the Government recognises the importance of research and new treatments for brain tumours.

    35,574 signatures

  37. Create a ‘National Sleep Strategy’ to end child bed poverty

    Government responded – 23 March 2022

    Sleep is vital to children’s health, development and wellbeing. The government is tackling the underlying causes that lead to children being deprived of sleep.

    18,496 signatures

  38. Publish daily updates on the number of Channel crossings

    Government responded – 22 March 2022

    The Government publishes quarterly statistics on small boats and provides data to media on days when there are arrivals. No decision has been made on the approach to daily data going forward.

    11,068 signatures

  39. Hold a public inquiry into Russian interference in UK politics

    Government responded – 21 March 2022

    The UK has a robust process to protect against foreign interference, led by the intelligence and security agencies. There are no plans to alter this approach or initiate a public inquiry.

    44,150 signatures

  40. Don't offer covid-19 vaccine to 5-11 year olds until phase 3 trials complete

    Government responded – 18 March 2022

    Based on regulatory approval by our independent regulator the MHRA, and subsequent prioritisation advice from JCVI, the Government directed the NHS to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-11.

    11,115 signatures

  41. Do not reform the Human Rights Act

    Government responded – 17 March 2022

    This Government was elected with a manifesto commitment to update the Human Rights Act. We have published a consultation on our proposals, which closes on 8 March 2022.

    231,131 signatures

  42. Do not end legal obligations to self-isolate if people test positive for covid

    Government responded – 9 March 2022

    People are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they test positive. Guidance provided to those who test positive or have Covid-19 symptoms is to stay at home and avoid contact with others.

    14,011 signatures

  43. Make SEND training mandatory for all teaching staff

    Government responded – 9 March 2022

    To achieve Qualified Teacher Status, all teachers must already demonstrate that they have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs.

    28,782 signatures

  44. Backpay the £20 covid uplift to people on Legacy Benefits

    Government responded – 8 March 2022

    The Government introduced a temporary £20 uplift to Universal Credit, to ensure that vital support was given to those facing the most financial disruption due to the pandemic.

    30,544 signatures

  45. Make St David's day a bank holiday in Wales

    Government responded – 8 March 2022

    The Government appreciates the significance of St David’s Day to the people of Wales. However, there are no plans for an extra bank holiday. The current pattern of bank holidays is well established.

    13,034 signatures

  46. 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.

    10,593 signatures

  47. 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.

    20,258 signatures

  48. 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.

    16,967 signatures

  49. 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.

    102,436 signatures

  50. 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.

    11,903 signatures

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