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336 petitions

  1. All teaching staff across schools in England to have SEND mandatory training

    Government responded – 28 February 2019

    In April 2018, the Department for Education announced £3.4 million funding over 2018-2020 to equip the school workforce to deliver high quality teaching for children with any type of SEND.

    12,958 signatures

  2. Send English Channel migrants back to where they first arrived in the EU

    Government responded – 27 February 2019

    The UK returns asylum seekers to EU Member States in line with the Dublin III regulation. The Government is working to secure a returns agreement that replaces that regulation once we leave the EU.

    20,621 signatures

  3. Launch an inquiry into the possible link between cannabis and violence

    Government responded – 26 February 2019

    We have no intention of legalising cannabis. We are aware of the strong link between drug misuse and offending and an independent review will further add to our understanding of this.

    12,564 signatures

  4. Abolish leasehold

    Government responded – 21 February 2019

    The Government is committed to reforming the leasehold system so it is fit for purpose, fairer and more transparent for consumers. We also want to ensure that commonhold is a viable alternative.

    26,100 signatures

  5. All halal and kosher certified products are to be prominently labelled as such.

    Government responded – 25 February 2019

    The Government believes that consumers should have the necessary information available to make informed choices about food. The Government is considering this in the context of the UK leaving the EU.

    12,845 signatures

  6. Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving

    Government responded – 25 February 2019

    Driving offences can have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones. Sentencing in individual cases is always a matter for the courts, which are independent.

    161,961 signatures

  7. Abolish TV Licence

    Government responded – 21 February 2019

    A television licence is required to watch or receive television as it is broadcast live or on BBC iPlayer.

    20,339 signatures

  8. Change legislation so G.P.s can prescribe medical marijuana for fibromyalgia.

    Government responded – 19 February 2019

    The Government believes its approach is proportionate and evidence-based, and whilst the evidence-base remains limited, it is right that the decision to prescribe remains with specialist doctors.

    16,772 signatures

  9. Revoke Art.50 if there is no Brexit plan by the 25 of February

    Government responded – 19 February 2019

    The Government’s policy is not to revoke Article 50. Instead, we continue to work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union, as planned, on March 29th.

    150,379 signatures

  10. Review governance of National Insurance Fund

    Government responded – 19 February 2019

    The National Insurance Fund has a robust governance structure to ensure it is managed in a responsible and sustainable way, therefore the government does not intend to make significant changes.

    15,117 signatures

  11. Make DLA/ PIP assessment companies liable for wrongly rejected claims

    Government responded – 18 February 2019

    DWP is committed to ensuring people who claim PIP receive high quality, objective assessments. Decisions are based on all the evidence available, including that provided by the claimant.

    16,404 signatures

  12. Abolish the 0.7% Foreign Aid Target and spend OUR money at home

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    By investing less than a penny from each pound of our income in aid, the UK is helping create a safer, healthier and more prosperous world.

    30,622 signatures

  13. An independent study to find if driven grouse shooting is of economic benefit.

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    The Government has funded independent reports on this issue including the EMBER Report. We recognise there are differing views on shooting but do not believe it is necessary to fund further research.

    10,781 signatures

  14. Increase early years funding in line with minimum pay rises

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    This Government will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support in 2019-20 – more than any other government – including funding for the early education entitlements.

    16,570 signatures

  15. Mandatory minimum sentence for shaken baby deaths no guilty plea reduction.

    Government responded – 14 February 2019

    The Government recognise the dreadful impact of murder and manslaughter on the families of victims. Mandatory life sentences for murder and a maximum penalty of life for manslaughter are available.

    10,496 signatures

  16. Metal detectors / bag searches obligatory safety measure for big public venues

    Government responded – 13 February 2019

    The Government provides expert advice to venues on appropriate and proportionate security measures. Whilst we keep this matter under review there are no plans to mandate specific security measures.

    13,897 signatures

  17. To keep daily prayers in House of Commons, as UK was built on Christian values.

    Government responded – 13 February 2019

    The provision of Parliamentary Prayers is a matter for the House of Commons.

    26,293 signatures

  18. Reverse the decision to close RAF Scampton

    Government responded – 1 February 2019

    The RAF recognises the historical significance of RAF Scampton. However, it is in a poor state of repair and would require considerable investment which would not be the best use of public money.

    23,508 signatures

  19. Strengthen workers' rights to tackle in-work poverty.

    Government responded – 7 February 2019

    The Good Work Plan is the largest upgrade in worker rights in over a generation. We are raising the NLW to £8.21 per hour, making full-time workers on the NLW more than £2750 better off over the year.

    29,232 signatures

  20. School should start at 10am as teenagers are too tired

    Government responded – 22 March 2019

    The Department has no plans to require secondary schools to start later. The decision on when to start the school day lies with individual schools.

    187,902 signatures

  21. Automatically grant EU citizens in the UK indefinite leave to remain for free

    Government responded – 5 February 2019

    The straightforward application process will enable EU citizens to obtain, free of charge, the individual status, and secure evidence of this, which they will need to remain here permanently.

    21,605 signatures

  22. Review rules that allow male prisoners who identify as female in women's prisons

    Government responded – 4 February 2019

    The safety of all prisoners is the Government’s paramount concern. A revised policy framework is in development and we are consulting with stakeholders to understand relevant concerns.

    10,980 signatures

  23. Make sure mothers get National Insurance credits towards their state pension

    Government responded – 4 February 2019

    The government believes no-one should miss out on their State Pension. HMRC encourages families to claim Child Benefit and believes that three months is a reasonable period to backdate claims.

    13,873 signatures

  24. Stop Brexit if parliament rejects the deal

    Government responded – 4 February 2019

    The Government’s priority is to achieve a deal that ensures a smooth and orderly exit from the EU and respects the result of the 2016 referendum.

    32,483 signatures

  25. Urgent law to extend voting rights to British abroad by repealing 15-year rule.

    Government responded – 31 January 2019

    The Government is committed to scrapping the 15 year rule ahead of the 2022 General Election.

    11,849 signatures

  26. Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

    Government responded – 30 January 2019

    The Government remains clear that we will respect the result of the 2016 referendum, and we therefore will not hold a second referendum.

    192,466 signatures

  27. Brexit re article 50 it must not be suspended/stopped under any circumstances

    Government responded – 29 January 2019

    The Government’s policy is not to revoke the Article 50 notice. The British people gave a clear instruction to leave and we are delivering on that instruction.

    116,485 signatures

  28. Walk away now! We voted for a No Deal Brexit

    Government responded – 29 January 2019

    The best way forward for the UK is to leave in an orderly way with a good deal that delivers on the referendum and commands parliamentary support.

    45,431 signatures

  29. Amend the 1967 Forestry Act to protect endangered wildlife habitat across the UK

    Government responded – 29 January 2019

    Landowners must comply with legislation to protect wildlife, including red squirrel. The granting of felling licenses do not change this; they simply authorise the felling of growing trees.

    11,582 signatures

  30. We want a world class radiotherapy service accessible for all cancer patients.

    Government responded – 25 February 2019

    NHS England committed £130 million to upgrade or replace radiotherapy machines in England and will use its capital settlement, to be negotiated in 2019 Spending Review, in part to replace equipment.

    10,610 signatures

  31. Force all meat packaging to use images of slaughterhouses to deglamourise meat

    Government responded – 25 January 2019

    The UK has strict rules on animal welfare at the time of slaughter and food labelling rules to ensure consumers have confidence in the food they eat. Pictures of slaughterhouses are not necessary.

    11,390 signatures

  32. Increase funding to Children's Mental Health services

    Government responded – 5 March 2019

    Mental health funding will grow by at least £2.3bn a year by 2023/24, with funding for children and young people’s mental health growing faster than overall NHS funding.

    15,684 signatures

  33. Give voting rights to EU citizens in the UK and Brits abroad in a People's Vote

    Government responded – 23 January 2019

    The Government has been clear we will not hold a second referendum. There are no set rules about who can vote in referendums in the UK, which are determined by Parliament for each referendum.

    36,817 signatures

  34. Create minimum wage for SIA holders to be paid £15 per hour.

    Government responded – 23 January 2019

    The Government has no plans to restructure the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage to specify differing rates for workers in different industries.

    11,217 signatures

  35. Provide prescription payment exemption for people with Sickle Cell Anaemia.

    Government responded – 22 January 2019

    There are no plans to review the list of medical exemptions from NHS prescription charges. However, extensive arrangements are already in place to ensure people can access affordable prescriptions.

    12,604 signatures

  36. Honour the original Dartford Crossing agreement, abolish all tolls permanently

    Government responded – 22 January 2019

    Government has no plans to remove the road user charge at the Dartford Crossing which exists to manage demand. Without charges, traffic volumes would increase and additional congestion would occur.

    28,118 signatures

  37. Ban the importation of animal fur into the UK

    Government responded – 21 January 2019

    The Government shares the British public’s high regard for animal welfare and plans to retain current regulations banning the import of fur from domestic cats, dogs or commercial seal hunts.

    11,431 signatures

  38. Make grey squirrel rescue exempt from Invasive Alien Species Order 2019

    Government responded – 26 March 2019

    Actions relating to grey squirrels will not be made exempt from the provisions of the planned Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019.

    55,484 signatures

  39. Repeal the EU Withdrawal Act to Prevent Accidental No-deal Brexit

    Government responded – 15 January 2019

    We do not want or expect no deal. The best way of avoiding it is for MPs to approve the deal. However, in the event of a no deal, the EU (Withdrawal) Act will be in place to ensure legal continuity.

    14,505 signatures

  40. Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

    Government responded – 14 January 2019

    The BBC has a duty to deliver impartial, accurate news coverage and content under its Charter. Perceived editorial bias at the BBC is a matter for Ofcom as the independent regulator, not government.

    94,447 signatures

  41. Set up Independent Pricing Watchdog to Stop Excessive Prices at the Fuel Pumps

    Government responded – 11 January 2019

    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.

    15,427 signatures

  42. Allow the British people to vote on cannabis legalisation

    Government responded – 9 January 2019

    This Government has no plans to legalise cannabis for recreational use, or to hold a vote on the legalisation of cannabis.

    18,381 signatures

  43. Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

    Government responded – 9 January 2019

    As primary educators, parents must be consulted on their school’s curriculum for Relationships, and Relationships and Sex Education and may request their child’s withdrawal from Sex Education.

    116,699 signatures

  44. Fund life saving Immunotherapy for lung cancer patients to more than 2 years

    Government responded – 5 February 2019

    It is a key Government priority that you and other patients have access to effective cancer treatments. Pembrolizumab is available to NHS patients with lung cancer in line with NICE’s guidance.

    10,263 signatures

  45. Cancel MPs' Christmas recess until a course of action over Brexit is agreed

    Government responded – 3 January 2019

    The House of Commons agreed recess dates on 20 March 2018. Members of Parliament will begin debate on the Prime Minister’s deal on the UK’s exit from the European Union in the week starting 7 January

    13,052 signatures

  46. Raise the Rate: increase the national funding rate for sixth form students

    Government responded – 2 January 2019

    We are aware of the pressures in the system and are looking carefully at the funding needs of 16-19 education and wider further education. We will consider this further as part of the Spending Review.

    28,143 signatures

  47. Ban face coverings in public

    Government responded – 21 December 2018

    The Government does not support a general ban on the wearing of face coverings in public.

    14,067 signatures

  48. Reverse changes to state pension age back to 65 for men and 60 for women

    Government responded – 20 December 2018

    There was a wide consultation on changes to State Pension age (SPa). Entitlement to State Pension is based on rules at the time of the claim.

    14,714 signatures

  49. Repeal the EU Copyright Directive, when the UK leaves the EU.

    Government responded – 20 December 2018

    We support Articles 11 and 13, which seek to ensure creators and producers are rewarded when their works are used online, but agree they must include safeguards for freedom of expression.

    28,588 signatures

  50. UK to refer Sri Lanka to ICC in March 2019

    Government responded – 19 December 2018

    The UK supports Sri Lanka’s commitments to the UNHRC through Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1 as the best way to establish truth, and to achieve justice, restitution and reconciliation.

    17,554 signatures

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