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436 petitions

  1. 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.

    16,428 signatures

  2. 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.

    12,078 signatures

  3. 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.

    62,843 signatures

  4. 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

  5. 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.

    11,638 signatures

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    126,940 signatures

  8. 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.

    35,254 signatures

  9. 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.

    25,095 signatures

  10. 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.

    11,065 signatures

  11. 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.

    53,438 signatures

  12. 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.

    11,547 signatures

  13. 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

  14. 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.

    17,467 signatures

  15. 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.

    13,284 signatures

  16. 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

  17. 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.

    16,821 signatures

  18. 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

  19. 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.

    34,659 signatures

  20. 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.

    31,410 signatures

  21. 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

    20,865 signatures

  22. 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.

    13,381 signatures

  23. No closures for legal routes for motorcycle trail riding without new provision.

    Government responded – 18 January 2017

    The Government believes that local highway authorities, which are responsible for the management of motor vehicles and unsealed routes, are best placed to develop local solutions for their area.

    10,756 signatures

  24. Ban all non-recyclable/non-compostable packaging in the UK

    Government responded – 17 January 2017

    The Government is committed to increasing recycling rates and recognises more needs to be done. We will continue to encourage the use of recycled materials in products and recycling by consumers.

    101,939 signatures

  25. Work with UK Sport to reinstate GB badminton funding for the next Olympic cycle

    Government responded – 17 January 2017

    Our strategic approach to elite sport is world class and we are committed to keeping up this momentum and supporting our athletes all the way to Tokyo.

    23,678 signatures

  26. The petition calls upon MPs not to repeal the European Communities Act 1972

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    On 23 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.

    10,455 signatures

  27. Free Commando Sergeant Alexander Blackman from jail

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    Sergeant Alexander Blackman’s case is the subject of an appeal and it would not be appropriate to comment on this specific issue while this legal process is on-going.

    12,952 signatures

  28. Stop Taxi's being allowed to work in areas they aren't licensed in.

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    The Government’s priority in the licenced taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) trade is passenger safety. All licensed drivers, vehicles and PHV operators have met their local licensing standards.

    11,606 signatures

  29. British servicemen and women to have legal immunity from prosecution

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    We are proud of our Armed Forces, who are trained to act in accordance with the law. Allegations of a crime must be investigated, but we will take robust action where allegations are false.

    12,026 signatures

  30. Pass law to force employers to pay on time for freelance/contractual work.

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    A party acting in the course of a business can claim interest and reasonable recovery costs if another business is late paying for goods or a service.

    13,145 signatures

  31. United Kingdom to not leave the EU

    Government responded – 6 January 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.

    10,997 signatures

  32. Air-drop life saving aid into the starving cities in Syria.

    Government responded – 5 January 2017

    What is happening in Aleppo is a tragedy caused by the Syrian regime, Russia and Iran. We will continue to work with key international partners and the UN to help the people of Syria.

    146,086 signatures

  33. £15 National minimum wage for hgv drivers

    Government responded – 4 January 2017

    The Government sets the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to protect low income workers. There are no plans to introduce a rate specifically for HGV drivers.

    12,696 signatures

  34. Fast track naturalisation for EU citizens resident in the UK longer than 5 years

    Government responded – 28 December 2016

    The Government wants to protect the status of EU citizens in the UK, subject to reciprocal protection for British citizens living in other EU countries.

    13,626 signatures

  35. Teachers salaries should reflect the 50 plus hours they work a week.

    Government responded – 23 December 2016

    The most recent data from the OECD shows teachers in England are paid above the OECD average but we recognise we need to do more to empower teachers and school leaders to challenge unproductive tasks.

    22,047 signatures

  36. Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.

    Government responded – 20 December 2016

    Schools are required to identify the special educational needs of children including arranging for necessary tests. Conditions such as dyslexia may be diagnosed by clinical professionals.

    13,262 signatures

  37. Save our Bass: do not water down the proposal to ban nets.

    Government responded – 20 December 2016

    The UK secured emergency measures to conserve bass in 2015. For 2017 we sought a package to reduce commercial catches, minimise discards and argued for proportionate allowance for recreational angling

    11,903 signatures

  38. Make a legal requirement for papers to print corrections at same size as errors.

    Government responded – 14 December 2016

    The Government is committed to independent press self-regulation and does not interfere with decisions taken by press regulators.

    15,781 signatures

  39. Stop the down grading of Macclesfield hospital, keeping full service provision.

    Government responded – 13 December 2016

    The NHS is working across Cheshire and Merseyside to develop plans to transform health and care in the area. Local NHS leaders announced 25 November that Macclesfield Hospital will retain A&E.

    10,252 signatures

  40. Put a max of £1200 on car insurance for 18-25 year olds

    Government responded – 13 December 2016

    By strengthening the way that people learn to drive and are tested and by tackling insurance fraud this Government is helping bear down on the cost of insurance for new and inexperienced drivers.

    185,175 signatures

  41. Set up Independent Pump-Watch body to monitor and regulate vehicle fuel pricing

    Government responded – 8 December 2016

    Government monitors fuel prices and both rises and falls in crude oil price reach the pumps within 7 weeks. A competitive market is the best way to keep prices low; a new regulator is not necessary.

    31,470 signatures

  42. Support Live Music Venues by preventing inappropriate complaints being actioned

    Government responded – 7 December 2016

    Music venues are a vibrant and vital part of the music ecosystem and economy and government will continue to support and promote an environment in which UK’s live music industry can carry on thriving

    19,341 signatures

  43. Put a VEGAN meal on every school, college, university, hospital and prison menu.

    Government responded – 7 December 2016

    Individual institutions are responsible for the nutrition of their members and being aware of health, religious, cultural and ethical choices: and doing all they can to facilitate that choice.

    18,170 signatures

  44. SEN budgets need to be ring fenced for children's education not LA legal fees.

    Government responded – 1 December 2016

    Funding for education has not been cut. The total high needs funding block is over £5 billion and £92.5 million extra funding has been allocated this year to pay for support for children with SEN.

    10,877 signatures

  45. Suspend the Myanmar Ambassador for Genocide of Rohingya Muslims.

    Government responded – 1 December 2016

    The UK is deeply concerned by Rohingya persecution, including recent violence. We have called for restraint, humanitarian access and an investigation. Allegations of genocide are for courts to decide.

    64,737 signatures

  46. Ban Palm Oil in products produced or sold in the UK

    Government responded – 29 November 2016

    In 2012 Defra published a statement on sustainable palm oil production, setting out the UK’s ambition to work towards achieving 100% sourcing of credibly certified sustainable oil by the end of 2015.

    37,984 signatures

  47. Repeal the new Surveillance laws (Investigatory Powers Act)

    Government responded – 29 November 2016

    The Investigatory Powers Act dramatically increases transparency around the use of investigatory powers. It protects both privacy and security and underwent unprecedented scrutiny before becoming law.

    212,282 signatures

  48. End the Fit For Work tests as not fit for purpose, and investigate 9,580 deaths.

    Government responded – 28 November 2016

    We are consulting on how to improve the Work Capability Assessment especially for those with the most severe health conditions and disabilities. Please tell us what you think through the consultation.

    21,937 signatures

  49. Save State-Funded Nursery Schools

    Government responded – 24 November 2016

    We want maintained nursery schools to be sustainable for the long-term. We will provide £55m a year of supplementary funding for them for at least 2 years and consult on their future in due course.

    28,741 signatures

  50. Commit to healthcare arrangements for British pensioners living in the EU

    Government responded – 23 November 2016

    During this negotiation we will seek to ensure the best possible outcome for the British people. However, it would be wrong to set out unilateral positions in advance of the negotiating process.

    10,395 signatures

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