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401 petitions

  1. 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.

    12,577 signatures

  2. 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

    11,846 signatures

  3. 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.

    15,415 signatures

  4. 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.

    10,227 signatures

  5. 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.

    181,442 signatures

  6. 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.

    31,326 signatures

  7. 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

    13,497 signatures

  8. 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.

    16,130 signatures

  9. 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

  10. 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.

    64,505 signatures

  11. 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.

    36,986 signatures

  12. 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.

    211,598 signatures

  13. 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.

    20,251 signatures

  14. 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.

    27,834 signatures

  15. 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

  16. Force child cancer to the forefront of the NHS and government funding schemes.

    Government responded – 22 November 2016

    The independent Cancer Taskforce’s five-year plan Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020 (July 2015), includes recommendations on children and young people.

    117,183 signatures

  17. Close all retail on boxing day, retail isn't needed on boxing day!

    Government responded – 22 November 2016

    We do not believe it is for central Government to tell businesses how to run their shops or how best to serve their customers. Therefore we are not proposing to ban shops from opening on Boxing Day.

    147,096 signatures

  18. For the Home Office to hold an inquiry into the battle of Orgreave

    Government responded – 21 November 2016

    The Home Secretary announced to Parliament on 31 October her decision not to establish an inquiry or other independent review into the policing of the events at Orgreave.

    12,459 signatures

  19. Shut down the domestic ivory market in the UK.

    Government responded – 17 November 2016

    The Government shares concerns about the crisis facing African elephants from poaching and illegal trafficking and has proposed a ban on trade in modern day ivory as a step towards a total ban.

    108,267 signatures

  20. Make tampons and sanitary towels free for females

    Government responded – 16 November 2016

    The Government has no plans to make feminine hygiene products available free.

    60,484 signatures

  21. Ban the sale of fireworks to the public and only approve organised displays.

    Government responded – 14 November 2016

    Government acknowledges genuine concerns about the use and, the misuse, of fireworks. Legislation restricts the sale of fireworks and controls their use, and we have no plans to extend this further.

    154,142 signatures

  22. Give status to Police Dogs and Horses as 'Police Officers'

    Government responded – 11 November 2016

    Attacks on police support animals are unacceptable and should be dealt with under the criminal law which allows for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for those who carry out such attacks.

    126,912 signatures

  23. Demand an end to the pay restraint imposed on agenda for change NHS staff.

    Government responded – 11 November 2016

    Agenda for Change staff are vital. They work incredibly hard for patients and deserve to be fairly rewarded. We are committed to ensuring trusts can afford to employ the staff the NHS needs.

    105,940 signatures

  24. Please continue to provide annual financial support for the Cornish language.

    Government responded – 10 November 2016

    The Government has provided Cornwall Council with substantial spending power to allocate resources to their local priorities, including the Cornish language.

    10,342 signatures

  25. A referendum to Vote Scotland out of the U.K.

    Government responded – 10 November 2016

    The Government is committed to making a success of leaving the EU, together as one United Kingdom. In 2014 people in Scotland voted to remain part of the UK and that result should be respected.

    15,404 signatures

  26. Let the general public participate when the government sells its Lloyds stake.

    Government responded – 9 November 2016

    The government remains committed to returning Lloyds to the private sector, where it belongs, in the way that delivers best value for the taxpayer.

    31,719 signatures

  27. April's Law

    Government responded – 9 November 2016

    The UK has some of the toughest powers in the world to deal with sex offenders and those who continue to pose a risk will remain subject to notification for life.

    124,583 signatures

  28. Verify that all child refugees accepted into the UK are genuinely under 18.

    Government responded – 8 November 2016

    We do as much as we can at initial interview to assess whether an asylum seeker is under 18. This can be followed by a local authority age assessment, approved by two social workers.

    26,730 signatures

  29. Get Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on the NHS for Fibromyalgia sufferers.

    Government responded – 4 November 2016

    NHS England commissions high quality specialised pain services, delivered to agreed specification, for people with fibromyalgia whose pain cannot be controlled through routine NHS care.

    10,394 signatures

  30. Ban the use of previous sexual history as evidence in sexual abuse or rape cases

    Government responded – 2 November 2016

    The law restricts the circumstances in which evidence of complainants’ sexual history may be used in trials of sexual offences.

    17,056 signatures

  31. Save HMS President 1918

    Government responded – 1 November 2016

    The Treasury has received an application for support from LIBOR fines to restore HMS President, which will receive full consideration, along with other similar requests, at the Autumn Statement.

    11,428 signatures

  32. Free childcare when both parents are working. Not just those who are on benefits

    Government responded – 1 November 2016

    We give low-income 2-year-olds from working and nonworking households free early learning because they can arrive at school behind better-off children, and this helps to bridge that gap.

    133,921 signatures

  33. Please sign the petition for the Robin to become our official National Bird.

    Government responded – 31 October 2016

    The robin doesn’t need official status to make it an icon of the British countryside. The Government is committed to protecting all wild birds, but has no plans to adopt a national bird at this time.

    12,743 signatures

  34. Overturn the Government's decision to allow fracking in Lancashire.

    Government responded – 31 October 2016

    Full reasons for the Secretary of State’s decisions were published in his decision letter of 6 October 2016.

    26,222 signatures

  35. Vote on an early General Election before sending Article 50

    Government responded – 27 October 2016

    In legislating for the EU Referendum, the Government and Parliament asked the people to decide whether to remain in or leave the EU. The people have spoken and the Government must deliver the result.

    13,345 signatures

  36. We require parliament to debate Lord Kilmuir's letter to Edward Heath

    Government responded – 25 October 2016

    The issues that this correspondence exchange raises, around Parliamentary sovereignty in relation to the EU, have been debated in Parliament many times.

    10,396 signatures

  37. To make votes matter, adopt Proportional Representation for UK General Elections

    Government responded – 24 October 2016

    First Past The Post (FPTP) is a robust method of electing MPs. A referendum on changing the voting system was held in 2011 and the public voted overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the FPTP system.

    81,371 signatures

  38. Save West Cumberland Hospital

    Government responded – 21 October 2016

    The Government appreciates that there is local concern about the future of services at West Cumberland Hospital. This is a matter for local determination, following consultation.

    13,179 signatures

  39. We ask the Government to reconsider proposed move of Southend A&E to Basildon.

    Government responded – 21 October 2016

    Local NHS service changes should be led by clinicians and be in patients’ best interests. The NHS in Mid and South Essex will consult fully as it develops a service model best to meet local need.

    16,294 signatures

  40. Introduce a moratorium on the hunting of critically declining wading birds

    Government responded – 20 October 2016

    It is unlikely that hunting has had a significant impact on recent population trends for woodcock, snipe and golden plover; trends are likely to be influenced more by the quality and extent of habitat

    25,323 signatures

  41. Save the Human Rights Act

    Government responded – 19 October 2016

    We will set out our proposals for a British Bill of Rights in due course. We will consult fully on those proposals.

    81,148 signatures

  42. All West Sussex Schools to receive pupil funding at the national average.

    Government responded – 19 October 2016

    We are firmly committed to introducing fairer funding through the national funding formula, so schools are funded on a fair and transparent basis, according to actual measures of need.

    15,825 signatures

  43. UK Govt to strongly condemn Pakistan for providing safe haven for terrorists

    Government responded – 17 October 2016

    Pakistan has made significant sacrifices in opposing terrorism.The UK has regularly raised with Pakistan the need to take consistent action against all terrorist groups operating within its borders

    20,560 signatures

  44. Keep the Nursing Directorate in the Department of Health

    Government responded – 17 October 2016

    The Government is absolutely committed to ensuring the voice of nursing, midwifery and AHPs is heard loud and clear in all of our policy making.

    10,454 signatures

  45. Ban the making and receiving of all phone calls whilst driving.

    Government responded – 13 October 2016

    The Highway Code (rule149) is clear that drivers must exercise proper control of the vehicle at all times.

    23,557 signatures

  46. All UK residents to be placed on the Organ Donor Register.

    Government responded – 13 October 2016

    We have no plans to introduce an opt out system in England. Since 2007/08 organ donation rates have increased by 68% and transplant rates by 47% giving many more people the opportunity of a transplant

    14,345 signatures

  47. Instruct NHS England to reverse their sudden ban on stem cell transplantation.

    Government responded – 12 October 2016

    Stem cell transplantation is available for patients with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia and continues to be funded by NHS England where it is the most appropriate clinical option.

    12,686 signatures

  48. Call on Andrea Leadsom to NOT hold a vote to repeal the Hunting Act 2004.

    Government responded – 11 October 2016

    There is a manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act 2004 on a free vote with a government bill in government time.

    51,372 signatures

  49. Protect grouse Moors and grouse shooting

    Government responded – 10 October 2016

    Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity that provides economic benefits, jobs and investment in some of our most remote areas and can offer important benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation.

    25,322 signatures

  50. Make Continuous Glucose Monitors available on the NHS for Type 1 Diabetics

    Government responded – 7 October 2016

    Commissioners decide whether to make continuous glucose monitors available locally. NICE considers they can have benefit but are generally no more effective than current methods of self monitoring.

    28,410 signatures

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