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464 petitions

  1. Authorise open book examinations for GCSE English Literature 2017

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    GCSE English literature content requires students to read the full texts of the books and poems they study. Students will not need to remember the exact words of poems by heart in order to succeed.

    110,552 signatures

  2. Call on the Government to urge Whirlpool UK to recall all faulty tumble dryers

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    Government has set up a Working Group to look at options to improve Product Recalls and Safety, and is in close contact with the enforcing authority working with Whirlpool to rectify this issue.

    101,751 signatures

  3. We want the government to explain why there was no threshold in the Referendum

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    It was decided by the Government, and approved by an Act of Parliament, that the referendum would be a simple majority vote. The Government was clear it would honour the result.

    11,346 signatures

  4. Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built.

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    Local communities are not forced to accept large housing developments. Communities are consulted throughout the Local Plan process and on individual planning applications.

    21,499 signatures

  5. Give military veterans priority housing and mental health care

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    The Government has already taken steps to ensure that veterans are given appropriate priority for housing and those that suffer from mental health problems receive the support and care they need.

    26,706 signatures

  6. Give immunity against prosecution to armed forces personel who served in NI.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    The Government is unstinting in its admiration for the Armed Forces whose sacrifices ensured terrorism would never succeed. There is no amnesty for terrorists and criminality should be investigated.

    14,322 signatures

  7. STOP all immigration & implement an Aussie style border control system.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    The Government is committed to reducing net migration to sustainable levels. Non-EU workers must have a skilled job and pay towards the NHS. Brexit will allow us to get more control of EU migration.

    28,935 signatures

  8. We want an urgent improvement in Mental Health Care in this country!

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    Any death, especially if the care a patient received could have been improved, is a tragedy. The Government is committed to making sure clinicians give the best treatment for patients

    11,821 signatures

  9. Abolish the tv licence, it shouldn't be a legal requirement.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    A licence is required in order to watch all live or nearly-live television content on any device in the UK or to stream or download any programmes in an on-demand programme service provided by the BBC

    120,191 signatures

  10. Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.

    Government responded – 23 February 2017

    We want mental health to be an everyday concern in all institutions. Schools should decide how to teach pupils about mental health developing their own curriculum to reflect the needs of their pupils.

    80,436 signatures

  11. Make CCTV mandatory in the UK’s equine slaughterhouses

    Government responded – 23 February 2017

    The Government encourages the highest standards of animal welfare at all slaughterhouses including equine. The Government is currently reviewing the requirement for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

    11,547 signatures

  12. Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum.

    Government responded – 22 February 2017

    British Sign Language was recognised as a language in its own right by the 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.

    34,748 signatures

  13. Increase teachers' PPA time to 1 day per week to promote teachers' wellbeing.

    Government responded – 22 February 2017

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

    23,031 signatures

  14. Vote of no confidence in Theresa May in her handling of Brexit & foreign policy

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum and the Government will deliver on the verdict.

    23,023 signatures

  15. Amend existing Hate Crime legislation to specifically include disabled people.

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The Government takes all hate crime seriously. The Government continues to keep the law under review as per its manifesto commitment and is currently considering options.

    11,526 signatures

  16. Extreme vetting of immigrants and visitors to the UK

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    Foreign nationals intending to come to the UK are expected to abide by our laws. Those not prepared to do so should not expect to be allowed entry to the UK.

    13,914 signatures

  17. Make cannabis oil legal for medicinal purposes

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The Home Office will consider issuing a licence to enable trials of any new medicine containing a controlled drug, providing it complies with appropriate ethical approvals.

    20,049 signatures

  18. Make it a specific criminal offence to attack any member of NHS Medical Staff.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    Assaults against NHS staff are unacceptable, and already criminalised. If the victim serves the public, an assault is treated more seriously. A new offence would not provide additional protection.

    118,024 signatures

  19. Don't allow prescriptions to stop for dairy free milk in the UK.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    It is for Clinical Commissioning Groups, through their local prescribing policies, to decide what to limit on prescription.

    13,148 signatures

  20. Stop the resale of concert tickets at inflated prices on secondary websites.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    That legislation bans unauthorised re-selling of football tickets. In 2016 different laws governing concert ticket resales were independently reviewed. The resulting report proposed no legal changes.

    46,511 signatures

  21. Improve understanding & treatment of people with hidden illnesses in PIP process

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective, fair and accurate assessments and closely monitor all aspects of the process including Assessment Providers performance.

    11,867 signatures

  22. Keep the Personal Injury Small Claims Limit at £1,000/ Keep Damages for whiplash

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    The government has consulted on measures to reduce the number and cost of whiplash claims. Implementing these reforms will enable insurers to cut motor insurance premiums by around £40 per policy.

    18,648 signatures

  23. Approve funding for stem cell transplantation in sickle cell patients

    Government responded – 16 February 2017

    Funding for stem cell transplants for patients with sickle cell disease is available where it can be shown that the potential benefits outweigh the risks associated with this form of treatment.

    12,420 signatures

  24. Give Head Teachers the authority to agree up to 10 days of term-time holiday

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    As they know their pupils best, head teachers continue to retain the discretion to grant leave but, in maintained schools they may do so only in exceptional circumstances.

    13,143 signatures

  25. Delay triggering Article 50 until after voters vote on the UK EU Exit Package.

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    The people voted to leave the EU in a referendum and we will respect that decision. Under the EU treaties, the negotiations with the EU can only begin after Article 50 is triggered.

    13,939 signatures

  26. Theresa May: Seek an urgent cross-party solution to the health and care crisis

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    The Government recognises the pressures on the health and social care system. It is supporting the NHS’s own plan for the future and going further than ever before to integrate health and social care.

    16,497 signatures

  27. Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

    1,863,610 signatures

  28. Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

    317,505 signatures

  29. Force the government to act on the eleven recommendations of the UNCRPD report

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    This Government engaged fully with the inquiry process. However, we strongly reject the findings and believe that the core intentions of many of the recommendations are already being fulfilled.

    18,048 signatures

  30. Inquiry into Israel influencing British political democracy.

    Government responded – 10 February 2017

    The Israeli Ambassador apologised and is clear the comments do not reflect the view of the Embassy or Government of Israel. The UK has a strong relationship with Israel. We consider the matter closed.

    12,122 signatures

  31. Make the uk armed forces pensions for 22 years service tax free.

    Government responded – 10 February 2017

    Income from all occupational pensions, including those for the armed forces, police and firefighters, is already taxable under UK law.

    63,657 signatures

  32. Improve safety legislation for coaches so no more children get injured

    Government responded – 10 February 2017

    Road safety is a matter of national importance, affecting those who drive and those who don’t.

    10,564 signatures

  33. Babies should be checked for tongue tie by a professional in first week of birth

    Government responded – 9 February 2017

    It is for the NHS locally to ensure appropriate services are available to diagnose and treat tongue-tie. If there are problems with feeding, professionals should discuss options with parents.

    11,852 signatures

  34. Grant an amnesty to all illegal immigrants living in the UK prior to 23.06.2016.

    Government responded – 9 February 2017

    The Government has no plan to grant an amnesty to those here illegally and will seek to remove those who have no legal right to be in the UK. We continue to tackle all forms of modern slavery.

    22,491 signatures

  35. Replace the unelected House of Lords with a publicly elected body

    Government responded – 8 February 2017

    The Government is clear that comprehensive reform of the Lords is not a priority in this Parliament. However, we believe that its size should be addressed.

    128,138 signatures

  36. Scrap IR35 legislation reform proposals for public sector off-payroll workers.

    Government responded – 8 February 2017

    Reforming the off-payroll working rules in the public sector will ensure that all public sector bodies, and those who work for them, pay the right amount of tax.

    37,197 signatures

  37. Debate the possibility that the "Will of the People" has changed since Brexit

    Government responded – 8 February 2017

    On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum provided for by an Act of Parliament.

    26,926 signatures

  38. Hold a second referendum on leaving the EU once exit terms have been negotiated.

    Government responded – 7 February 2017

    On 23rd June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum provided for by an Act of Parliament. We are committed to implementing the democratic outcome of the referendum.

    11,066 signatures

  39. Ringfence the NHS from trade deals

    Government responded – 7 February 2017

    The Government is clear – the NHS is and always will be protected in trade deals. Our world-class healthcare sector benefits from international trade and should not be excluded.

    53,669 signatures

  40. Stop medical appointments affecting school attendance

    Government responded – 7 February 2017

    The Department does not specify or influence how schools might choose to reward good attendance. However, any system should comply with schools’ legal duties around disability and medical conditions.

    11,713 signatures

  41. Increase Carers Allowance in line with the Living Wage

    Government responded – 6 February 2017

    We value the support carers give to help disabled people live more independently. Carer’s Allowance was not designed to be a carer’s wage and by 2021/22 spending on it will be nearly £3.5bn a year.

    14,805 signatures

  42. To stop disabled children and adults being changed on dirty toilet floors.

    Government responded – 6 February 2017

    We recognise the importance of Changing Places toilets to disabled people and their carers and will continue to work with Mencap and others to support their provision.

    17,677 signatures

  43. Revoke the BBC's charter

    Government responded – 2 February 2017

    The new 11-year Charter establishes Ofcom as regulator of the BBC. This will include considering any complaints concerning impartiality and accuracy in BBC’s news and current affairs content.

    13,285 signatures

  44. To introduce a law that recognizes Parental Alienation as a criminal offence.

    Government responded – 2 February 2017

    The Government does not believe legislation is needed to criminalise parents who alienate their children against the other parent as the court already has the power to take effective action.

    12,239 signatures

  45. Honour pension protections for nuclear workers.

    Government responded – 31 January 2017

    Government recognises sensitivities around these statutory pension protections. The NDA Estate Employers are consulting workforces on pension reform, after which Ministers will consider the results.

    16,854 signatures

  46. Death caused by racing should bring charge of manslaughter not dangerous driving

    Government responded – 31 January 2017

    In December the government issued a consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death and serious injury.

    11,859 signatures

  47. Reform the system of obtaining Permanent Residence Certification/Card (PR)

    Government responded – 25 January 2017

    The rights of EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK remain unchanged. The Government wants to protect their status, subject to reciprocal protection for British citizens living in other EU countries.

    37,066 signatures

  48. The NHS must never be privatised and remain a free, publicly funded UK service.

    Government responded – 24 January 2017

    The Government remains committed to the principles of the National Health Service, enshrined in the NHS Constitution, that access to NHS services is based on clinical need, not the ability to pay.

    32,213 signatures

  49. Harvey's Army - Compulsory Microchip Scanning of Deceased Pets Found on railways

    Government responded – 23 January 2017

    Network Rail uses specialist contractors to remove animal fatalities found on or by the rail tracks.These contractors scan for domestic pet microchips and notify the owners where details are available

    22,460 signatures

  50. CCTV in ALL dementia care facilities by LAW.

    Government responded – 18 January 2017

    The Government does not object to the use of CCTV cameras in care homes on a case by case basis. Care home owners should consult with and seek the consent of residents and their families on their use.

    13,701 signatures

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