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365 petitions

  1. 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.

    40,150 signatures

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    15,153 signatures

  4. 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

    24,120 signatures

  5. 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

  6. 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.

    15,634 signatures

  7. 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

    19,947 signatures

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

    12,521 signatures

  12. 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.

    51,348 signatures

  13. 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.

    25,102 signatures

  14. 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

  15. Increase the penalty for people who steal dogs.

    Government responded – 6 October 2016

    There are stiff penalties in place for those convicted of theft of a dog including the possibility of imprisonment for up to 7 years.

    17,622 signatures

  16. Allow loud call for prayer (Adhan) in UK mosques

    Government responded – 4 October 2016

    Britain has a proud tradition of religious tolerance and we support people’s right to conduct their lives in accordance with their faith.

    28,609 signatures

  17. Begin a public inquiry into the performance of the Northbound Dartford Crossing.

    Government responded – 3 October 2016

    Dart Charge has reduced journey times for users of the Dartford Crossing.

    17,997 signatures

  18. Prevent the closure of the Maternity Unit at Banbury Horton General Hospital

    Government responded – 3 October 2016

    This is a matter for the local NHS. Front line health services should be tailored to meet the needs of the local population. Substantial service change is subject to the four reconfiguration tests.

    11,958 signatures

  19. Give parents who work full time,free childcare

    Government responded – 29 September 2016

    From September 2017 working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds will be eligible to a total of 30 hours free early education a week.

    48,775 signatures

  20. Increase funding rate for 3-4 year olds needing to provide pensions for staff.

    Government responded – 29 September 2016

    Childcare providers are passionate believers in high-quality early education and we want to support them to deliver the best possible outcomes for children.

    10,131 signatures

  21. Public review into the decision to close the Children's Heart Unit Leicester

    Government responded – 28 September 2016

    No final decisions have been taken about the future of Leicester or any other congenital heart diseases services in England. The aim is to secure the best possible, sustainable outcomes for patients.

    47,640 signatures

  22. Switch to the Renewable Plan B for Hinkley C – fit for the 21st Century

    Government responded – 28 September 2016

    The Government is committed to providing secure, affordable and clean energy to UK families and businesses, now and for the future through a mix of low-carbon technologies.

    11,620 signatures

  23. Stop the boundary changes

    Government responded – 28 September 2016

    The Government is committed to implementing the boundary reforms agreed in the last Parliament to ensure seats are of a similar size and restore equal votes across the country.

    21,932 signatures

  24. Make more awareness and help available for young men dealing with mental health.

    Government responded – 28 September 2016

    With suicide the single biggest killer in males under 50, the Government is targeting support and interventions for this key high risk group.

    11,813 signatures

  25. Make it law so that the NHS will always be in public hands

    Government responded – 28 September 2016

    The Government is committed to an NHS free at the point of use and funded by general taxation, and has committed that funding will be £10 billion higher in real terms by 2020-21 compared to 2014-15.

    10,165 signatures

  26. Strengthen sentencing for criminal drivers who kill and maim innocent people.

    Government responded – 26 September 2016

    The Government is aware of concerns about issues relating to serious driving offences and the maximum penalties for those offences.

    21,331 signatures

  27. Suspend Natural England licence to kill buzzards.

    Government responded – 22 September 2016

    Buzzards are widespread in England and the issuing of control licences has no impact on their conservation status. This approach balances conservation of wildlife and supporting the rural economy.

    15,081 signatures

  28. All European Union flags, emblems and logos be removed from all public buildings

    Government responded – 21 September 2016

    The Prime Minister has made clear that we will be leaving the EU. Until that time there will be no immediate changes to our relationship with the EU.

    19,463 signatures

  29. End the badger cull instead of expanding to new areas

    Government responded – 21 September 2016

    The Government is pursuing a comprehensive bovine TB eradication strategy including tighter cattle controls, biosecurity, and badger control in areas where the disease is widespread.

    79,116 signatures

  30. Maintain the Erasmus scheme despite Britain's exit from the European Union

    Government responded – 19 September 2016

    The result has no effect on students abroad under Erasmus or applying for 2016/17. Payments will be made as usual. Access after we leave the EU will be considered in the post-Article 50 negotiations.

    15,765 signatures

  31. Compulsory teaching of Politics and International relations at GCSE level

    Government responded – 15 September 2016

    This government’s plan for education aims to ensure that all young people are prepared to make a positive contribution to British society.

    31,578 signatures

  32. Make British Sign Language part of the curriculum

    Government responded – 15 September 2016

    BSL was recognised as a language in its own right by the UK 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.

    11,340 signatures

  33. Make Everolimus available in England for TSC-related Brain (SEGA) tumours.

    Government responded – 13 September 2016

    NHS England will consider its decision on the availability of everolimus for treating Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-related subependymal giant cell astrocytoma in its next commissioning cycle.

    19,756 signatures

  34. End the contracts with Atos, Capita and maximus as they are not fit for purpose.

    Government responded – 13 September 2016

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

    14,094 signatures

  35. Change the law on the dangerous dog act 1991 Stop putting healthy dogs down.

    Government responded – 13 September 2016

    The Government considers that the existing general prohibition on dogs bred for fighting, or that share the characteristics of dogs bred for fighting, should be maintained.

    23,749 signatures

  36. We require any BRexit deal preserves UK access to EU collaborative R&D programs.

    Government responded – 9 September 2016

    The Government recognises the value of global collaboration for innovative science and technology as it seeks to secure the best deal possible to maintain the UK’s world leading status in this area.

    43,435 signatures

  37. Stop United Lincs Hospitals Trust from DOWNGRADING Boston Pilgrim hospital.

    Government responded – 9 September 2016

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

    10,319 signatures

  38. HomeOffice use Compassion for UK Tax payers in allowing loved ones to stay in UK

    Government responded – 8 September 2016

    The Immigration Rules for adult dependent relatives provide a route for those who require a level of long-term personal care that can only be provided in the UK by their relative here.

    10,393 signatures

  39. Increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty charges

    Government responded – 8 September 2016

    Current laws and sentencing practice deal firmly with offenders who abuse or neglect animals. It is for the courts to decide on appropriate sentences depending on the circumstances of each case.

    52,501 signatures

  40. Britain First announce militant action against elected Muslims PROSCRIBE NOW!

    Government responded – 24 August 2016

    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.

    10,860 signatures

  41. Enforce a total and permanent ban on hunting of any kind in the UK

    Government responded – 24 August 2016

    The Government stands by its manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act 2004 on a free vote with a government bill in government time.

    10,534 signatures

  42. Legalise cannabis use for adults over 21 years of age..

    Government responded – 23 August 2016

    The Government has no intention of legalising cannabis. Cannabis has the capacity to damage people’s mental and physical health, and harms both individuals and communities.

    12,615 signatures

  43. Stop councils using surface/gravel dressing to maintain roads

    Government responded – 12 August 2016

    This Government takes the issue of road safety and the condition of the local road network very seriously.

    13,947 signatures

  44. Amend the Dangerous Dogs Act to allow for fair, uniform return of seized dogs.

    Government responded – 12 August 2016

    The Government considers that the police are best placed to decide whether a seized dog can be returned to its owner based on the individual circumstances of the case.

    12,102 signatures

  45. Let Parliament decide whether or not we remain a member of the European Union

    Government responded – 11 August 2016

    The British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected. Parliament will clearly have an important role in making sure we find the best way forward.

    25,729 signatures

  46. Ask the Government not to invoke article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.

    Government responded – 11 August 2016

    The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected and delivered.

    27,151 signatures

  47. Invoke Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty immediately.

    Government responded – 11 August 2016

    The British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected and delivered. We should not trigger Article 50 until we have a UK approach and objectives.

    128,238 signatures

  48. Ban the wearing of a Burka, any full or partial front face coverings in public.

    Government responded – 11 August 2016

    Face coverings can be worn in public places for a variety of legitimate reasons. The Government has no intention of making it a criminal offence to wear face coverings.

    19,765 signatures

  49. Close sharia courts set up in the uk and make sharia law illegal in britain

    Government responded – 11 August 2016

    Sharia councils are not courts in England and Wales. They cannot legally enforce any decision and must operate within the rule of national law. The Government has no plan to change this position.

    54,742 signatures

  50. Parliament should hold Tony Blair to account for the war in Iraq

    Government responded – 10 August 2016

    The Government recognises the importance, rigour and depth of Sir John Chilcot’s independent Iraq inquiry report, and has made time to debate it.

    24,125 signatures

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