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144 petitions

  1. The Government must introduce an independent regulator for English football

    Government responded – 29 March 2018

    HMG believes sports are best governed by modern, transparent, accountable and representative governing bodies, able to act decisively in the long-term interest of each sport and its participants.

    14,281 signatures

  2. Accept a role as guarantor to the USS pension scheme

    Government responded – 29 March 2018

    Government has no plans to underwrite the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). It is the responsibility of autonomous higher education providers to ensure appropriate pension provision for staff.

    12,681 signatures

  3. Proscribe Antifa and other left wing anarchist groups as domestic terrorists

    Government responded – 26 March 2018

    While we keep the list of proscribed organisations under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription.

    15,193 signatures

  4. Require DEFRA to fund research into the cause/s of Alabama Rot (CRGV) in dogs

    Government responded – 21 March 2018

    Defra is monitoring the investigation by private vets into the cause of CRGV and do not propose to intervene further while this work is carried out.

    18,032 signatures

  5. Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

    Government responded – 20 March 2018

    The Government has published wide reaching reforms of the controls on pet selling which includes a call for evidence on a ban on all commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens in England.

    145,883 signatures

  6. Take all efforts to push for a ceasefire in Syria.

    Government responded – 20 March 2018

    The UK played a leading role in the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2401, which calls for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, and is calling on all parties to ensure its full implementation.

    15,972 signatures

  7. Prevent disability discrimination in organ transplants

    Government responded – 20 March 2018

    In the UK, people with disabilities who need an organ transplant are assessed according to their needs in the same way as any other potential recipient.

    16,318 signatures

  8. Bus passes for Over Sixties in England

    Government responded – 20 March 2018

    There are no current plans to review the arrangements for eligibility, however, all local authorities can implement scheme enhancements based upon their assessment of local need and budgets.

    10,755 signatures

  9. Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety – time to change the rules!

    Government responded – 19 March 2018

    The Government takes safety at sea seriously. The UK has regulations in place regarding the marking of fishing gear. We are looking at areas in which the enforcement of regulations can be enhanced.

    10,770 signatures

  10. Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death

    Government responded – 19 March 2018

    The Government does not consider that it is necessary to create a new body to protect racehorse welfare.

    74,964 signatures

  11. Raise awareness and understanding of PDA among health care professionals

    Government responded – 16 March 2018

    The Government takes the issue of autism, under which PDA is categorised, very seriously. We want to make sure that clinicians have the best resources available to make recommendations on autism.

    11,188 signatures

  12. Give all British citizens living abroad the right to vote and dedicated MPs

    Government responded – 15 March 2018

    The Government remains committed to introducing ‘votes for life’ ahead of the next scheduled General Election in 2022 but has no plans to create overseas constituencies.

    10,314 signatures

  13. Drop any proposals to licence airguns in England & Wales

    Government responded – 14 March 2018

    The Government is reviewing the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales. The review is looking at relevant issues such as access by young people, safe storage and manufacturing standards.

    11,891 signatures

  14. Introduce a 5p charge on single-use plastic straws.

    Government responded – 9 March 2018

    Our 25 Year Environment Plan outlines how we will leave our environment in a better state than we inherited it. We have a call for evidence on taxes and charges on single use plastics.

    13,711 signatures

  15. License driven grouse shooting

    Government responded – 8 March 2018

    Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity providing economic benefits, investment in remote areas and benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation. The Government has no plans to introduce licensing.

    16,902 signatures

  16. Make Hedgehogs a Protected Species

    Government responded – 5 March 2018

    Hedgehogs are already broadly protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

    20,547 signatures

  17. Call on DEFRA to withdraw UK approval of A24 trap, sold in NZ to kill hedgehogs.

    Government responded – 1 March 2018

    The Goodnature A24 trap is not approved for use against hedgehogs in England. Where traps are used for other species, the trapper must ensure that offences against protected species are not committed.

    37,618 signatures

  18. We want a law to ban tyres over 10 years old being used on buses and coaches.

    Government responded – 1 March 2018

    The Government takes road safety seriously but legislation must be evidence led. It has taken steps to manage tyres on public service vehicles and initiated research. Extra measures are not ruled out.

    15,261 signatures

  19. Pay carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living Wage

    Government responded – 28 February 2018

    We value the support carers give to help disabled people live more independently. Carer’s Allowance provides some recognition for caring, it’s not a carer’s wage. By 2022/23 annual spend will be £4bn.

    12,828 signatures

  20. Nurses to work without having to pay an annual registration £120 fee to the NMC

    Government responded – 27 February 2018

    The NMC, as an independent body, sets a registration fee at the level required to fund its regulatory activity including registration and revalidation, education and standards and fitness to practise.

    11,941 signatures

  21. Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.

    Government responded – 27 February 2018

    We understand the distress caused by the theft of a much loved family pet and laws are in place to deal firmly with offenders who commit such crimes.

    105,126 signatures

  22. Theresa May: Cancel the invitation for Saudi Crown Prince to visit the UK

    Government responded – 26 February 2018

    Regular engagement is a vital part of our strong relationship with Saudi Arabia, which is important for mutual security and prosperity and includes meaningful discussion on reform and human rights.

    12,039 signatures

  23. Make GMC a tax-payer funded organisation and not to be funded by doctors.

    Government responded – 21 February 2018

    The GMC is independent of Government. Publicly funding the GMC would undermine independence and weaken public and professional confidence in the system of professional regulation.

    25,341 signatures

  24. For the introduction of non-lethal means of control of the Otter (Lutra- lutra)

    Government responded – 21 February 2018

    While the Government understand concerns raised about the impact otters may have on fish populations, they are a protected species and there are no plans to introduce methods to control their numbers

    12,293 signatures

  25. Reverse A Proposed Ban On Letting Agents Charging Fees To Tenants

    Government responded – 20 February 2018

    Government is committed to banning tenant fees to deliver a fairer lettings market where tenants have greater clarity over what they pay and the landlord is the primary customer of the agent.

    10,845 signatures

  26. Stop the privatisation of NHS services

    Government responded – 20 February 2018

    The vast majority of NHS care has and will continue to be provided by public sector organisations. Patients should be able to access the best treatments based on quality of care not type of provider.

    238,766 signatures

  27. Make homework voluntary for children

    Government responded – 15 February 2018

    It is up to individual schools to decide whether to set homework and how much homework to set. There is no legislation on this.

    34,084 signatures

  28. We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case.

    Government responded – 14 February 2018

    The offender was convicted of further offences as a direct result of robust and effective monitoring. Therefore the Government considers that a public inquiry into this tragic case is not necessary.

    213,413 signatures

  29. We must leave the EU completely in March 2019 - No transition period, No delay

    Government responded – 13 February 2018

    As the Prime Minister said in Florence ‘the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union on 29th March 2019.’ An implementation period does not mean postponing Brexit.

    36,306 signatures

  30. Make Orkambi available on the NHS for people with Cystic Fibrosis

    Government responded – 7 February 2018

    We want patients to benefit from clinically and cost effective treatments. We welcome the dialogue between Vertex and NHS England to agree a deal that would make Orkambi available to NHS patients.

    117,708 signatures

  31. Change the GCSE English Literature exam from closed book to open book.

    Government responded – 6 February 2018

    Exam boards do not allow access to copies of whole texts in exams, but provide relevant extracts as exam materials. Pupils should be able to understand and analyse the texts, not memorise them.

    165,934 signatures

  32. Reduce and end unnecessary single-use plastics

    Government responded – 1 February 2018

    The Government wants to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, we are already a world leader in tackling plastic waste.

    11,595 signatures

  33. Repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824

    Government responded – 1 February 2018

    This legislation remains in force and in use. The Government currently has no plans to make changes to the law.

    20,548 signatures

  34. Ban Isis fighters from returning to the UK

    Government responded – 30 January 2018

    British citizenship can be removed if it does not render the individual stateless. Any risk posed by those who return from Syria will be managed and they may be investigated for criminal offences.

    14,841 signatures

  35. Strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act

    Government responded – 29 January 2018

    Under the Hunting Act 2004, an individual can receive an unlimited fine if found guilty of illegal hunting or hare coursing. Illegal hunting arrests and prosecutions are a matter for the police.

    16,487 signatures

  36. President Trump should be given a Full State Visit

    Government responded – 26 January 2018

    In January 2017, President Trump was invited to pay a State Visit to the UK, and accepted. HM Government looks forward to welcoming President Trump. Dates and arrangements are yet to be finalised.

    12,085 signatures

  37. Let all UK citizens vote on who is mayor of London not just Londoners.

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    Government will not extend London mayoral elections to all UK voters. The London Mayor is accountable directly to London’s electorate, because it is Londoners whom the Mayor serves.

    20,768 signatures

  38. Create a Freedom of Speech Act and Bring an End to "Hate Speech" laws

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    The Government is committed to upholding free speech, and legislation is already in place to protect these fundamental rights. However, this freedom cannot be an excuse to cause harm or spread hatred.

    34,972 signatures

  39. Begin a process of removal of illegal immigrants in the UK.

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    The Government is committed to reducing the size of the illegal migrant population and the harm it causes.

    18,795 signatures

  40. Introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens

    Government responded – 22 January 2018

    The Government has no plans to change the Immigration Rules for visitors to introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens.

    71,178 signatures

  41. Don’t ban Grouse Shooting

    Government responded – 11 January 2018

    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.

    15,211 signatures

  42. Insurance should be on the car itself instead of the individuals who drive it

    Government responded – 9 January 2018

    The Government has no plans to change the motor insurance system to require vehicles themselves, rather than the use of a vehicle, to be insured.

    60,447 signatures

  43. Union Jack to appear on British number plates after March 2019.

    Government responded – 9 January 2018

    The law already allows the Union flag to appear on number plates in GB if a motorist wishes to do so. The Government has no plans to make the display of the Union flag on number plates compulsory.

    11,795 signatures

  44. Parliament must debate whether the PM should disclose any offshore interests.

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    Under the Ministerial Code, Ministers must provide their Permanent Secretary with a list of all relevant interests. This includes where financial interests are held in a blind trust or similar.

    11,574 signatures

  45. Make it illegal for any UK politician to lie or mislead the public.

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    The 7 principles of public life apply to all those who hold public office and form the basis of ethical standards expected of holders of public office as set out in their respective Codes of Conduct.

    14,770 signatures

  46. Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    This is the Government’s response to the e-petition “Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry”, started by family members and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    156,834 signatures

  47. Make Bullying a Criminal Offence

    Government responded – 3 January 2018

    Laws are already in place to protect people when bullying behaviour constitutes a criminal offence. The government does not plan to introduce additional legislation for bullying behaviour.

    13,017 signatures

  48. Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.

    Government responded – 19 December 2017

    The British people voted to leave and the Government will implement their decision.The vote on the final deal will give Parliament the choice to accept the agreement or leave the EU with no agreement.

    113,613 signatures

  49. Pass legislation making animals legally "Sentient Beings" in UK law.

    Government responded – 18 December 2017

    The government is committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare as we leave the EU. We have published a draft Bill which clearly recognises animal sentience in domestic law.

    17,214 signatures

  50. Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.

    Government responded – 13 December 2017

    The Government shares the public’s outrage and welcomes the Libyan government’s commitment to investigate these reports and to ensure that those involved are brought to justice.

    269,159 signatures

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