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471 petitions

  1. Do not abandon the Dubs Scheme for refugee children

    Government responded – 10 March 2017

    This Government has and will continue to contribute significantly to hosting, supporting and protecting the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis; we are proud of our contribution.

    18,951 signatures

  2. For Parliament to ban the non-stun slaughter of animals in the UK.

    Government responded – 9 March 2017

    The Government has a manifesto commitment to “protect methods of religious slaughter”. We remain committed to this.

    20,368 signatures

  3. Introduce Animal Health and Welfare to the school curriculum

    Government responded – 6 March 2017

    The primary science curriculum includes content about the basic needs of animals. Schools have the freedom to teach topics such as animal welfare in subjects like citizenship and PSHE.

    19,142 signatures

  4. Reconsider The National Funding Formula so that NO child at school will LOSE out

    Government responded – 2 March 2017

    School funding is at its highest ever level - more than £40 billion in 2016-17. We are consulting on our proposed national funding formula, and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

    37,928 signatures

  5. Implement optional early drawing of a reduced State Pension for the 1950s women

    Government responded – 1 March 2017

    The points made in this petition have been considered by the Government. No further changes can be justified given the underlying imperative must be to focus public resources on those most in need.

    20,783 signatures

  6. Change the University fees from £9250 back to the £3000 fee for the UK.

    Government responded – 1 March 2017

    Anyone with the ability to benefit from higher education should have the opportunity to do so. All eligible students can apply for an upfront loan to meet the full cost of tuition fees.

    164,166 signatures

  7. Allow GCSE Students to have a formula sheet in their tests

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    The government made changes to GCSE mathematics, including the use of formulae, to ensure rigour and to match expectations in the highest performing education jurisdictions internationally.

    91,913 signatures

  8. Authorise open book examinations for GCSE English Literature 2017

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    GCSE English literature content requires students to read the full texts of the books and poems they study. Students will not need to remember the exact words of poems by heart in order to succeed.

    110,876 signatures

  9. Call on the Government to urge Whirlpool UK to recall all faulty tumble dryers

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    Government has set up a Working Group to look at options to improve Product Recalls and Safety, and is in close contact with the enforcing authority working with Whirlpool to rectify this issue.

    101,980 signatures

  10. We want the government to explain why there was no threshold in the Referendum

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    It was decided by the Government, and approved by an Act of Parliament, that the referendum would be a simple majority vote. The Government was clear it would honour the result.

    11,346 signatures

  11. Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built.

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    Local communities are not forced to accept large housing developments. Communities are consulted throughout the Local Plan process and on individual planning applications.

    21,545 signatures

  12. Give military veterans priority housing and mental health care

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    The Government has already taken steps to ensure that veterans are given appropriate priority for housing and those that suffer from mental health problems receive the support and care they need.

    26,754 signatures

  13. Give immunity against prosecution to armed forces personel who served in NI.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    The Government is unstinting in its admiration for the Armed Forces whose sacrifices ensured terrorism would never succeed. There is no amnesty for terrorists and criminality should be investigated.

    14,329 signatures

  14. STOP all immigration & implement an Aussie style border control system.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    The Government is committed to reducing net migration to sustainable levels. Non-EU workers must have a skilled job and pay towards the NHS. Brexit will allow us to get more control of EU migration.

    28,986 signatures

  15. We want an urgent improvement in Mental Health Care in this country!

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    Any death, especially if the care a patient received could have been improved, is a tragedy. The Government is committed to making sure clinicians give the best treatment for patients

    11,821 signatures

  16. Abolish the tv licence, it shouldn't be a legal requirement.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    A licence is required in order to watch all live or nearly-live television content on any device in the UK or to stream or download any programmes in an on-demand programme service provided by the BBC

    125,958 signatures

  17. Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.

    Government responded – 23 February 2017

    We want mental health to be an everyday concern in all institutions. Schools should decide how to teach pupils about mental health developing their own curriculum to reflect the needs of their pupils.

    103,554 signatures

  18. Make CCTV mandatory in the UK’s equine slaughterhouses

    Government responded – 23 February 2017

    The Government encourages the highest standards of animal welfare at all slaughterhouses including equine. The Government is currently reviewing the requirement for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

    11,673 signatures

  19. Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum.

    Government responded – 22 February 2017

    British Sign Language was recognised as a language in its own right by the government in 2003.Whilst it is not a mandatory part of the curriculum, schools are free to teach it if they choose to do so.

    34,977 signatures

  20. Increase teachers' PPA time to 1 day per week to promote teachers' wellbeing.

    Government responded – 22 February 2017

    We are supporting the profession to tackle issues which can affect teachers’ wellbeing, including excessive workload, and recognise the importance of teachers having adequate PPA time.

    23,083 signatures

  21. Vote of no confidence in Theresa May in her handling of Brexit & foreign policy

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum and the Government will deliver on the verdict.

    23,045 signatures

  22. Amend existing Hate Crime legislation to specifically include disabled people.

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The Government takes all hate crime seriously. The Government continues to keep the law under review as per its manifesto commitment and is currently considering options.

    11,526 signatures

  23. Extreme vetting of immigrants and visitors to the UK

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    Foreign nationals intending to come to the UK are expected to abide by our laws. Those not prepared to do so should not expect to be allowed entry to the UK.

    13,914 signatures

  24. Make cannabis oil legal for medicinal purposes

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The Home Office will consider issuing a licence to enable trials of any new medicine containing a controlled drug, providing it complies with appropriate ethical approvals.

    20,049 signatures

  25. Make it a specific criminal offence to attack any member of NHS Medical Staff.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    Assaults against NHS staff are unacceptable, and already criminalised. If the victim serves the public, an assault is treated more seriously. A new offence would not provide additional protection.

    118,056 signatures

  26. Don't allow prescriptions to stop for dairy free milk in the UK.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    It is for Clinical Commissioning Groups, through their local prescribing policies, to decide what to limit on prescription.

    13,152 signatures

  27. Stop the resale of concert tickets at inflated prices on secondary websites.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    That legislation bans unauthorised re-selling of football tickets. In 2016 different laws governing concert ticket resales were independently reviewed. The resulting report proposed no legal changes.

    46,663 signatures

  28. Improve understanding & treatment of people with hidden illnesses in PIP process

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective, fair and accurate assessments and closely monitor all aspects of the process including Assessment Providers performance.

    11,867 signatures

  29. Keep the Personal Injury Small Claims Limit at £1,000/ Keep Damages for whiplash

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    The government has consulted on measures to reduce the number and cost of whiplash claims. Implementing these reforms will enable insurers to cut motor insurance premiums by around £40 per policy.

    18,720 signatures

  30. Approve funding for stem cell transplantation in sickle cell patients

    Government responded – 16 February 2017

    Funding for stem cell transplants for patients with sickle cell disease is available where it can be shown that the potential benefits outweigh the risks associated with this form of treatment.

    12,486 signatures

  31. Give Head Teachers the authority to agree up to 10 days of term-time holiday

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    As they know their pupils best, head teachers continue to retain the discretion to grant leave but, in maintained schools they may do so only in exceptional circumstances.

    13,189 signatures

  32. Delay triggering Article 50 until after voters vote on the UK EU Exit Package.

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    The people voted to leave the EU in a referendum and we will respect that decision. Under the EU treaties, the negotiations with the EU can only begin after Article 50 is triggered.

    13,942 signatures

  33. Theresa May: Seek an urgent cross-party solution to the health and care crisis

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    The Government recognises the pressures on the health and social care system. It is supporting the NHS’s own plan for the future and going further than ever before to integrate health and social care.

    16,501 signatures

  34. Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

    1,863,708 signatures

  35. Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

    317,542 signatures

  36. 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.

    18,633 signatures

  37. 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.

    12,134 signatures

  38. 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.

    63,725 signatures

  39. 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

  40. 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.

    11,865 signatures

  41. 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

  42. 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.

    128,210 signatures

  43. 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.

    37,252 signatures

  44. 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.

    26,951 signatures

  45. 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.

    11,066 signatures

  46. 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.

    53,706 signatures

  47. 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.

    11,713 signatures

  48. 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.

    14,806 signatures

  49. 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.

    17,699 signatures

  50. 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.

    13,285 signatures

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