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825 petitions

  1. Give secondary school students a right pray in school

    Government responded – 20 February 2023

    Schools are required to take steps to consider the needs of people who share protected characteristics as per the public sector equalities duty and are encouraged to be flexible when doing so.

    15,998 signatures

  2. Lifetime driving ban if you are convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.

    Government responded – 17 February 2023

    The Government takes road safety seriously and keeps the motoring offences under review. That is why a Call for Evidence is being considered.

    13,188 signatures

  3. Fund free access to baby CPR training during pregnancy

    Government responded – 21 March 2023

    Information and support is provided for all parents through multiple avenues; therefore, the Government will not fund free access to baby CPR training during pregnancy.

    10,291 signatures

  4. Offer healthcare workers on tier2 visa ILR after 2 years instead of 5 years

    Government responded – 13 February 2023

    The Government recognises the vital contribution of overseas health workers but to qualify for ILR a person must meet various requirements including a substantial period in their sponsored occupation.

    50,865 signatures

  5. Investigate UK excess deaths not related to Covid.

    Government responded – 8 February 2023

    A combination of factors has contributed to the number of excess deaths. The government is taking steps to address this and will announce further detail in the forthcoming Major Conditions Strategy.

    25,216 signatures

  6. Reverse the decision to block the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

    Government responded – 7 February 2023

    This decision was made due to the adverse effects that would arise from the Bill and its significant impact on GB-wide equalities matters. This is not about changing the rights of transgender people.

    29,451 signatures

  7. Increase State Pensions to £416.80 per week & lower Retirement Age to 60 for All

    Government responded – 7 February 2023

    The Government has no plans to increase State Pension to £416.80 per week or reduce State Pension age for everyone to 60.

    43,866 signatures

  8. Stop legal aid for court appeals for people entering the UK illegally

    Government responded – 7 February 2023

    Anyone applying for legal aid in England and Wales is subject to strict eligibility criteria, and as a result, their legal issue must be in scope, and they must satisfy means and merit tests.

    13,060 signatures

  9. Make it mandatory for Police & CPS to provide counselling to ALL victims of CSA

    Government responded – 3 February 2023

    There is no bar to a victim of child sexual abuse seeking pre-trial therapy or counselling. There are no plans to mandate provision of these services by the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

    12,021 signatures

  10. Increase funding for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis & interstitial lung disease

    Government responded – 1 February 2023

    NHS England commissions services for interstitial lung disease (ILD) and funds the cost of treatments. Access to treatments has been expanded to patients with non-idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

    13,208 signatures

  11. Require honey labels to reflect all countries of origin of the honey.

    Government responded – 31 January 2023

    The Government takes food fraud seriously and is working to ensure honey meets our high standards. Country of origin labelling is not a suitable means for determining if a food is subject to fraud.

    13,288 signatures

  12. Remove references to 'gender identity' from relationships education guidance

    Government responded – 31 January 2023

    We are developing transgender guidance for schools to be published later this year. We will consider, in parallel, whether changes need to be made to the RSHE guidance to align with the new guidance.

    38,398 signatures

  13. Do not remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum

    Government responded – 31 January 2023

    Primary schools are not required to teach LGBT content but can choose to teach it in an age-appropriate way. The Department for Education has no plans to change its advice to schools on this subject.

    103,759 signatures

  14. Remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum

    Government responded – 30 January 2023

    Primary schools are not required to teach LGBT content but can choose to teach it in an age-appropriate way. The Department for Education has no plans to change its advice to schools on this subject.

    215,297 signatures

  15. Repeal the Gender Recognition Act 2004

    Government responded – 30 January 2023

    As announced in 2020, we believe the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is effective, strikes the right balance and allows for those who wish to legally change their sex. We have no plans to change it.

    16,000 signatures

  16. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex

    Government responded – 26 January 2023

    Under the Equality Act 2010, providers are already able to restrict the use of spaces/services on the basis of sex and/or gender reassignment where justified. Further clarification is not necessary.

    109,463 signatures

  17. Commit to not amending the Equality Act's definition of sex

    Government responded – 25 January 2023

    This Government believes in individual liberty. There are processes with appropriate checks to allow for those who wish to legally change their gender. Changes to the Equality Act are not necessary.

    138,886 signatures

  18. Fund more specialist school places for children with special educational needs

    Government responded – 20 January 2023

    The Government is investing £2.6 billion between 2022 and 2025 to support local authorities to deliver new high needs places in mainstream and special schools, as well as other specialist settings.

    16,972 signatures

  19. Create statutory legal duty of care for students in Higher Education

    Government responded – 20 January 2023

    Higher Education providers already have a general duty of care not to cause harm to their students through their own actions.

    128,292 signatures

  20. Reinstate tax relief allowing mortgage interest to be set against rental income

    Government responded – 17 January 2023

    The Government will continue to set mortgage interest relief against rental income at the basic rate of tax. The Government has a responsibility to make sure the income tax system is fair.

    40,175 signatures

  21. Raise the standard Personal TAX Allowance from £12,570 to £20,000

    Government responded – 6 January 2023

    The Personal Allowance will remain at £12,570, to support the public finances. It has nearly doubled since 2010. The Government’s Cost of Living support package is targeted at those who need it most.

    10,687 signatures

  22. Give Animal Rescue Centres a grant to offset this winters increased heating cost

    Government responded – 18 April 2023

    Businesses and charities are currently being supported by the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The Government is not currently considering targeted additional support for rescue centres’ heating costs.

    11,138 signatures

  23. Require train operators maintain ticket offices at railway stations

    Government responded – 19 December 2022

    We want train operators to improve the station experience by providing more active support. To propose ticket office changes operators must follow the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement process.

    16,128 signatures

  24. Launch a Public Inquiry into the approval process for covid-19 vaccines

    Government responded – 20 December 2022

    The Government is confident that the approval processes of the medicines regulator are robust. It is a matter for the COVID-19 public inquiry whether it wishes to pursue any of these issues.

    41,504 signatures

  25. End assessments and consider disability benefit claims on medical advice alone

    Government responded – 21 December 2022

    Benefit assessments ensure people get the support they are entitled to. Evidence from claimants’ medical professionals alone is usually insufficient to ensure that claimants get the right support.

    29,048 signatures

  26. Negotiate sustainable catch limits for all 5 UK cod stocks with the EU in 2022.

    Government responded – 28 December 2022

    The United Kingdom advocates an approach towards setting Total Allowable Catches for cod and other stocks which are founded on the best available scientific advice.

    10,665 signatures

  27. Increase funding for early years settings

    Government responded – 20 December 2022

    We have spent over £3.5 billion in each of the past 3 years on our early education entitlements. Over one million children per year are benefitting from this Government’s record investment.

    15,983 signatures

  28. Prevent the introduction of any "programmable" CBDC in the UK

    Government responded – 21 December 2022

    The government has no plans to program any future UK central bank digital currency (CBDC) or restrict how money is spent.

    31,477 signatures

  29. Minimum wage pay for all healthcare students for placement hours worked!

    Government responded – 9 December 2022

    There are no plans to pay healthcare students whilst on compulsory clinical placements. The Government offers non repayable grants worth at least £5,000 per academic year to support students.

    11,763 signatures

  30. Withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights

    Government responded – 28 February 2023

    Our Bill of Rights will allow us to remain a State Party to the ECHR and make full use of the margin of appreciation, i.e. the latitude given to states to give effect to the Convention domestically.

    18,277 signatures

  31. Increase funding for schools to ensure that they do not enter deficit

    Government responded – 6 December 2022

    In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that schools in England will be receiving an additional £2 billion net in funding a year in each of the next two financial years.

    12,418 signatures

  32. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit

    Government responded – 5 December 2022

    The UK’s departure from the EU was a democratic choice and the UK-EU institutions are functioning as intended. The Government does not believe this to be an appropriate subject for a public inquiry.

    216,804 signatures

  33. Make swift bricks compulsory in new housing to help red-listed birds

    Government responded – 1 December 2022

    We welcome actions by developers to provide “swift bricks”, however Government considers this a matter for local authorities depending upon the specific circumstances of each site.

    109,894 signatures

  34. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work

    Government responded – 25 November 2022

    The government is not currently planning to extend 30 hours free childcare. We support working parents through a range of childcare offers, including Universal Credit and Tax-Free Childcare.

    157,591 signatures

  35. Require all new builds to have solar panels as condition of planning permission

    Government responded – 23 November 2022

    We do not mandate solar panels to enable innovation and tailoring to individual sites. However we expect most developers will use solar panels to meet the recent uplift in energy efficiency standards.

    15,145 signatures

  36. Make Video Games a compulsory part of the national school curriculum

    Government responded – 18 November 2022

    The Department has no plans to introduce video games into the National Curriculum, nor make any changes to the National Curriculum for the remainder of this Parliament.

    10,747 signatures

  37. Fund free BSL Courses for parents or guardians of deaf children

    Government responded – 10 January 2023

    Adult Education Budget funding is available for British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications, below Level 3. At Level 3 and above Advanced Learner Loans are available for certain BSL qualifications.

    26,671 signatures

  38. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only

    Government responded – 15 November 2022

    The Government has no current 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.

    48,955 signatures

  39. Remove indemnity from the manufacturers of covid-19 vaccines

    Government responded – 10 January 2023

    As indemnities for manufacturers do not generally prevent individuals from pursuing a legal claim for compensation, the Government would not consider it necessary to seek to remove any such indemnity.

    16,082 signatures

  40. Apply to Join the European Union (EU)

    Government responded – 9 November 2022

    The UK has left the EU, fulfilling the Government’s commitment to take back control of our money, border and laws. This delivers the result of the 2016 referendum.

    23,280 signatures

  41. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework

    Government responded – 24 January 2023

    We currently have no plans to repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. We are considering improvements to the existing legal framework through the Responsible Dog Ownership working group.

    107,096 signatures

  42. Hold a General Election within 100 days of the new PM being appointed

    Government responded – 4 November 2022

    The Government continues to hold office as it commands the confidence of the Commons from the General Election 2019. The Prime Minister has committed to deliver on the mandate earned in that election.

    22,064 signatures

  43. Referendum on whether the UK should be neutral in the Ukraine/Russia conflict

    Government responded – 29 November 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an illegal act of aggression against a sovereign state, condemned by three quarters of the UN membership. The UK will continue to support Ukraine to defend itself.

    13,537 signatures

  44. Ban the religious slaughter of animals without first stunning them

    Government responded – 26 October 2022

    The Government would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter. However, we respect the rights of Jews and Muslims to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs.

    12,865 signatures

  45. Maintain sanctions and introduce visa ban on people linked to Iranian regime

    Government responded – 24 October 2022

    Iran’s human rights record is dire. Through our words and actions, the UK will continue to hold Iran to account.

    38,027 signatures

  46. Reinstate a dedicated Minister of State for Veterans’ Affairs

    Government responded – 24 October 2022

    James Heappey MP is Minister of State for Armed Forces and Veterans, attending Cabinet. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs remains in the Cabinet Office to champion veterans support across government.

    14,893 signatures

  47. Extend 30 hours free childcare to student midwives/nurses/paramedics

    Government responded – 21 October 2022

    Whilst students are not eligible for 30 hours free childcare, we provide a range of support for high quality early education for all parents including those studying for healthcare qualifications.

    11,366 signatures

  48. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

    Government responded – 21 October 2022

    Schools can teach about suicide to older pupils in an age-appropriate way. When we review the RSHE guidance we will look at whether there is more we need to do to support them to do so safely.

    160,687 signatures

  49. Reschedule psilocybin for medical research on untreatable conditions

    Government responded – 20 October 2022

    There are no plans to reschedule psilocybin to Schedule 2 of the 2001 Regulations. There is an established process for the development of medicines, including those containing Schedule 1 drugs.

    11,824 signatures

  50. Require swimming venues to maintain single-sex or private changing facilities

    Government responded – 12 October 2022

    Government is committed to maintaining the safeguards that allow organisations to provide single-sex services. We do not plan to announce any changes to the law.

    11,780 signatures

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