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988 petitions

  1. Give fathers/second parents a right to 6 weeks' paid leave in baby's first year

    Government responded – 29 January 2024

    The Government has no plans to increase Paternity Leave and Pay. If parents wish to take longer leave they can use Shared Parental Leave to share up to 37 weeks of pay, and up to 50 weeks of leave.

    14,428 signatures

  2. Make State Pensions tax free

    Government responded – 29 January 2024

    The Personal Allowance is set at a level high enough to ensure that pensioners whose sole income is the new or basic State Pension do not pay income tax.

    53,246 signatures

  3. Find time to take the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill through the House of Commons

    Government responded – 26 January 2024

    The Government’s comprehensive existing legal framework for air quality already gives us the powers we need to drive down air pollution and its damaging effects on human health and the environment.

    13,183 signatures

  4. Increase Student Loans in England to catch up with inflation

    Government responded – 26 January 2024

    The Government has continued to increase loans for living costs each year with a 2.8% increase for the current academic year, 2023/24, and a further 2.5% uplift announced for 2024/25.

    14,904 signatures

  5. Give more funding for thyroid research and patients after price hike

    Government responded – 25 January 2024

    The Government is funding a broad range of research on thyroid disorders through its funding organisations and is facilitating patient support through locally commissioned services.

    11,719 signatures

  6. Introduce a Suicide Prevention Act to seek to minimise suicides

    Government responded – 24 January 2024

    The new Suicide Prevention Strategy includes action across Government that we believe will address much of this petition. We will continuously monitor delivery and embed new actions when needed.

    10,478 signatures

  7. Establish a Commission to investigate extortionate Car Insurance price rises

    Government responded – 22 January 2024

    Insurance pricing is a commercial decision for insurers. The Financial Conduct Authority, as the independent regulator, requires insurance products to offer fair value and has powers to act.

    20,322 signatures

  8. Create a statutory offence of manslaughter by coercive or controlling behaviour

    Government responded – 18 January 2024

    The Government has no plans to create a specific offence of manslaughter caused by controlling or coercive behaviour. Existing law can already cover such circumstances.

    16,390 signatures

  9. Require police carry tranquilizer guns and ban use of police firearms on animals

    Government responded – 16 January 2024

    Shooting an animal is a last resort. Expert licensed veterinarians, not police officers, are best placed to administer tranquilizers in a safe, humane way to avoid increasing risk of animal suffering.

    10,129 signatures

  10. Require rear facing car seats for children under 18kg, 105cm tall or 4 years

    Government responded – 15 January 2024

    Government participates in UN discussions about technical standards for child restraints. The expert group decided against mandating rearward facing restraint systems for children up-to 4-years old.

    11,747 signatures

  11. Don’t increase the income requirement for family visas to £38,700

    Government responded – 10 January 2024

    The Government intends to raise the MIR in line with the general salary threshold for skilled workers, but will do so in stages to provide predictability for families, starting in spring 2024.

    75,211 signatures

  12. Urge the UN to send a peacekeeping mission to Balochistan Pakistan

    Government responded – 9 January 2024

    We regularly engage the Government of Pakistan at the highest levels on the need to respect human rights and uphold the rule of law, including in Balochistan.

    14,698 signatures

  13. Ban imports of hunting trophies of endangered animals

    Government responded – 9 January 2024

    We will continue working to deliver our manifesto commitment to ban the import of hunting trophies from endangered animals, which has overwhelming support from MPs and the public.

    23,492 signatures

  14. Pause Ofsted inspections and reform how school performance is evaluated

    Government responded – 4 January 2024

    The government remains committed to the regular Ofsted inspection of all schools. Inspection plays a vital role in providing assurance that pupils are receiving a high-quality education and are safe.

    50,851 signatures

  15. Delay the ban on rehoming and owning XL Bully dogs for 18 months

    Government responded – 6 February 2024

    Following a concerning rise in attacks and fatalities caused by XL Bully type dogs, the Government has acted decisively to ban this breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

    65,181 signatures

  16. Hold a referendum on re-joining the European Union

    Government responded – 27 December 2023

    The UK has left the EU. This delivers the result of the 2016 referendum. We welcome the positive relationship we have with the EU, based on shared interests and values.

    14,369 signatures

  17. Create a Palestinian Family Visa Scheme for Palestinian people affected by war

    Government responded – 21 December 2023

    There are no plans to introduce bespoke arrangements for people arriving from the region. Those wishing to come to the UK who currently have no visa can apply under one of the existing visa routes.

    103,834 signatures

  18. Allow Palestinian Children to Enter the UK During Ongoing Conflict

    Government responded – 21 December 2023

    At present, the UK is not considering establishing a bespoke immigration route for Palestinian children. The UK considers its resettlement approach in the round, not on a crisis-by-crisis basis.

    18,674 signatures

  19. Remove breed specific legislation. Consider alternative methods for dog control.

    Government responded – 21 December 2023

    Following a concerning rise in attacks and fatalities caused by XL Bully type dogs, the Government has added this breed to the list of dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

    10,738 signatures

  20. Record and publish numbers of companion animals euthanised in England

    Government responded – 21 December 2023

    We are not planning to impose new euthanasia reporting requirements on veterinarians, rescue organisations and kennels.

    11,345 signatures

  21. Enhance consumer protection for holiday caravan owners

    Government responded – 18 December 2023

    The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 establishes the site licensing regime for caravan sites. The Government has no plans to amend the Act to include consumer protection regulations.

    26,229 signatures

  22. Increase High Income Child Benefit Charge threshold and base on household income

    Government responded – 18 December 2023

    The HICBC targets Child Benefit expenditure, meaning that the Government can support the majority of families whilst ensuring the fiscal position remains sustainable.

    10,637 signatures

  23. Fund the drug Baricitinib on the NHS to treat severe alopecia areata

    Government responded – 13 December 2023

    Decisions on medicines funding are rightly taken by NICE based on the available evidence. NICE was unable to recommend baricitinib as cost effective at the price proposed by the company.

    10,427 signatures

  24. Scrap VAT on life-saving motorcycle air vests

    Government responded – 8 December 2023

    The Government is committed to the safety of motorcyclists and introduced a zero-rate of VAT on motorcycle helmets. Motorcycle air vests are not included in this, but we keep all taxes under review.

    11,378 signatures

  25. Withdraw support for Israel and support Palestine in Israel-Palestine conflict

    Government responded – 8 December 2023

    We support Israel’s right to self-defence, complying with international humanitarian law. We continue to push for a long-term political solution for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    14,811 signatures

  26. Fund continued access to modulators drugs for Cystic Fibrosis patients

    Government responded – 8 December 2023

    Existing patients will be eligible for continued treatment during and following the NICE evaluation. NICE is working with all parties to address the issues raised in its draft guidance.

    71,566 signatures

  27. Remove local authority powers to introduce LTNs, CAZs, LEZs and ULEZs

    Government responded – 19 January 2024

    The Government published its Plan for Drivers on 2nd October to support people’s freedom to use their cars and curb over-zealous enforcement measures.

    10,980 signatures

  28. Ban the use of dogs for testing and research purposes in the UK

    Government responded – 6 December 2023

    The government does not agree to the proposed ban. Testing would continue in other countries. The UK still requires such data to ensure the safety of medicines before testing in humans.

    32,267 signatures

  29. Reintroduce the Energy Bills Support Scheme for winter 2023/24

    Government responded – 15 December 2023

    The Government recognises the cost of living challenges families are facing and is continuing to provide support to the most vulnerable households this winter.

    11,728 signatures

  30. Hold a Public Inquiry into pre and post diagnosis ADHD support.

    Government responded – 4 December 2023

    We have no current plans to hold a public inquiry into pre and post diagnosis ADHD support. We expect ICBs to commission healthcare in line with clear NICE guidelines to improve diagnosis and support.

    11,304 signatures

  31. Prohibit the Sale, Purchase, Deployment, and Use of Artificial Grass Products

    Government responded – 1 December 2023

    We have no plans to ban artificial grass. We are committed to eliminating all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 and recognise that artificial grass has no wildlife value.

    17,865 signatures

  32. Make XL Bully a banned dog breed in the Dangerous Dogs Act

    Government responded – 29 November 2023

    Following a concerning rise in attacks and fatalities caused by XL Bully dogs, the Government has added this breed to the list of dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

    29,111 signatures

  33. Reform the Grocery Supply Code of Practice to better protect farmers

    Government responded – 27 November 2023

    The Government is committed to tackling contractual unfairness that can exist in the agri-food supply chain and Defra is working to support farmers and ensure they get a fair price for their products.

    113,515 signatures

  34. Honour the triple lock in full in April 2024

    Government responded – 24 November 2023

    The Government has announced plans to increase State Pensions by 8.5% in April 2024, in line with the Triple Lock commitment.

    22,610 signatures

  35. Add hedgehogs to Schedule 5 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

    Government responded – 24 November 2023

    There are no plans to add hedgehogs to Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

    24,515 signatures

  36. Seek to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas

    Government responded – 23 November 2023

    The UK government welcomes the 22 November agreement between Israel and Hamas on a coordinated release of hostages and pause in fighting. We continue to work on securing the release of all hostages.

    31,599 signatures

  37. Bad owners are to blame not the breed - don't ban the XL bully

    Government responded – 23 November 2023

    Following a concerning rise in attacks and fatalities caused by XL Bully type dogs, the Government has added this breed to the list of dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

    621,046 signatures

  38. Do not allow people to have acquired gender listed as sex on Government ID

    Government responded – 20 November 2023

    We are committed to protecting the rights of transgender people whilst ensuring that these rights are appropriately balanced with the rights of others.

    13,953 signatures

  39. End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organization

    Government responded – 17 November 2023

    The UK Government will not end our WHO membership. We are committed to working with the WHO to tackle the world’s health issues. We do not and will never cede sovereign powers through our partnership.

    104,974 signatures

  40. Stop the implementation of betting affordability/financial risk checks

    Government responded – 16 November 2023

    We are committed to a proportionate, frictionless system of financial risk checks, to protect those at risk of harm without over regulating. The Gambling Commission will set out plans in due course.

    103,517 signatures

  41. Seek a ceasefire and to end Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    Government responded – 13 November 2023

    We are focused on conflict resolution. We have consistently called for humanitarian pauses to allow aid in and hostages out, and welcome the announcement of four-hour pauses as a first step.

    268,883 signatures

  42. Urge the Israel Government to allow fuel, electricity and food into Gaza

    Government responded – 10 November 2023

    The UK continues to urge all sides to adhere to international humanitarian law, and to call for immediate, unimpeded and safe humanitarian access for lifesaving aid to reach civilians.

    199,623 signatures

  43. Fund free dental care for all

    Government responded – 9 November 2023

    Dental patient charges provide an important contribution to NHS budgets. A number of patients are already exempt from patient charges and we have no current plans to extend these provisions.

    12,896 signatures

  44. Reverse the requirement for parents on UC to be available to work for 30 hours

    Government responded – 7 November 2023

    This measure, now introduced, enhances Jobcentre support for parents, reflecting increasing help with childcare. 30 hours is a maximum work requirement, with commitments tailored to circumstances.

    23,283 signatures

  45. Remain neutral in Israel-Palestine conflict and withdraw support for Israel

    Government responded – 6 November 2023

    The UK supports Israel’s right to self-defence in line with international humanitarian law. We will continue to lead and support efforts towards a two state solution between Israel and the PA.

    151,550 signatures

  46. Ban the sale of fireworks to the general public

    Government responded – 1 November 2023

    The Government has no plans to ban the sale of fireworks to the public but continues to monitor the situation. We believe the majority of individuals use fireworks safely and appropriately.

    50,288 signatures

  47. Make abuse or violence towards retail workers a standalone criminal offence

    Government responded – 30 October 2023

    The Government is committed to supporting hardworking retail workers, who can suffer intolerable violence and abuse, but we do not think more legislative change is required or will be most effective.

    47,130 signatures

  48. Fund the reopening of the three state-of-the-art Rutherford Cancer Centres

    Government responded – 27 October 2023

    Two of the former Rutherford sites are operating as NHS cancer centres. The Government has no current intention of reopening the remaining three sites as they do not meet present NHS specifications.

    14,270 signatures

  49. Introduce mandatory neutering of pet cats

    Government responded – 25 October 2023

    The Government has no plans to mandate the neutering of cats.

    28,029 signatures

  50. Fund routine breast cancer screening from the age of 25

    Government responded – 23 October 2023

    The Government is committed to reducing lives lost to breast cancer. Women between 50-71 years are invited to breast screening every three years, as recommended by the UK National Screening Committee.

    18,655 signatures

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