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705 petitions

  1. Repeal Breed Specific Legislation

    Government responded – 13 January 2022

    Simply repealing the breed specific provisions in dangerous dogs legislation with no other changes would increase the risks to public safety, which the Government is unwilling to do.

    116,251 signatures

  2. Make the use of free-running snares illegal for trapping wildlife

    Government responded – 13 January 2022

    The Government recognises that some people consider snares to be an inhumane and unnecessary means of trapping wild animals and will launch a call for evidence on the use of snares.

    102,612 signatures

  3. Ban developments on Green belt and Greenfield sites across the country

    Government responded – 1 March 2022

    This Government is committed to maintaining existing Green Belt protections, enhancing Green Belt land quality, and promoting use of brownfield for new developments to reduce greenfield pressures.

    13,947 signatures

  4. Cancel GCSE and A-Level Exams for Summer 2022 due to lack of proper education

    Government responded – 10 January 2022

    All other things being equal, exams are the best way of judging what students know and can do. It is the government’s firm intention that exams should go ahead in 2022.

    47,299 signatures

  5. Introduce a Telugu GCSE

    Government responded – 10 January 2022

    Exam boards are responsible for deciding which language GCSEs are offered. The Government would support exam boards in developing a language GCSE– including in Telugu – if there is sufficient demand.

    10,281 signatures

  6. Open a Public Inquiry into Covid-19 Vaccine Safety

    Government responded – 5 January 2022

    The Government commissioned a public inquiry into the pandemic and has no plans for a vaccine safety inquiry. Our surveillance strategy for COVID-19 vaccines provides continuous safety monitoring.

    107,126 signatures

  7. Remove Clause 9 from the Nationality and Borders Bill

    Government responded – 5 January 2022

    The Government will not remove Clause 9. It is necessary to ensure deprivation powers can be used effectively and will only apply in very limited circumstances. It does not affect the right to appeal.

    327,112 signatures

  8. Ban the Shooting of Critically Endangered Woodcocks.

    Government responded – 4 January 2022

    Recent population trends for woodcock are likely to be influenced by the extent and quality of habitat rather than shooting. There are no plans for a ban.

    17,272 signatures

  9. Create new recycling and reuse requirements for local authorities

    Government responded – 31 December 2021

    Through the Environment Act 2021, the Government has strengthened legislative requirements to increase recycling rates to 65%, with less than 10% of municipal waste ending up in landfill, by 2035.

    17,288 signatures

  10. Do not make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory

    Government responded – 30 December 2021

    The United Kingdom operates a system of informed consent for vaccinations. We are encouraging people to get vaccinated to reduce serious illness, reduce pressure on hospitals and reduce deaths.

    27,499 signatures

  11. Renationalise the NHS, scrap integrated care systems, and end PFI contracts

    Government responded – 23 December 2021

    The government has been steadfast in its commitment to the guiding principles of the NHS which mean the NHS is not and never will be for sale to the private sector.

    137,709 signatures

  12. Create a publicly owned manufacturer for off-patent, generic drugs in the UK

    Government responded – 23 December 2021

    This Government takes excessive pricing very seriously. For generic medicines, we rely on competition to drive down the selling price. This has led to some of the lowest prices in Europe.

    10,984 signatures

  13. Introduce new requirements for cyclists/e-scooters: visible ID, licences, etc

    Government responded – 21 December 2021

    The Government has no plans to introduce any such requirements for cyclists. The current trials of rental e-scooters will inform future policy on them.

    10,498 signatures

  14. Do not implement proposed new offences for vehicle "tampering"

    Government responded – 21 December 2021

    The intention of the consultation proposal is to prevent modifications that negatively impact on road safety, vehicle security and the environment.

    115,286 signatures

  15. Amnesty for undocumented migrants after 10 years and reduce 20 year ILR rule

    Government responded – 21 December 2021

    The Government opposes the amnesty suggested and remains committed to an immigration policy which welcomes people to the UK through safe and legal routes but deters illegal immigration.

    10,697 signatures

  16. Give the Environment Agency the funds and freedom to protect English rivers

    Government responded – 17 December 2021

    The Government recognises the importance of protecting the natural environment and are investing accordingly to progress our 25 Year Environment Plan and its commitment to clean and plentiful water.

    10,655 signatures

  17. Suspend all Ofsted inspections from now until September 2022

    Government responded – 15 December 2021

    Ofsted provides vital independent assurance about the quality of education and safeguarding in schools, as they respond to the pandemic. There are no plans to suspend inspection until September 2022.

    13,275 signatures

  18. Call an immediate general election due to authoritarian Coronavirus measures

    Government responded – 15 December 2021

    The Government does not believe now is the right time for an election; our focus is delivering a national recovery that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before.

    13,402 signatures

  19. Create an emergency fund for ASD (autism) & ADHD assessments

    Government responded – 14 December 2021

    We are investing £13 million this year to tackle long autism diagnosis waiting times and are supporting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder throughout the diagnostic process.

    21,148 signatures

  20. Make the day of Diwali a public holiday

    Government responded – 8 December 2021

    The Government values the contribution the Indian diaspora makes to this country and the importance of Diwali. However, there are no plans to create a public holiday for Diwali.

    17,486 signatures

  21. Urge China to allow direct flights between UK and China to resume

    Government responded – 6 December 2021

    The UK Government has been in continuous contact with the Chinese authorities to seek the relaxation of China’s unilateral decision to ban direct scheduled passenger flights between the UK and China.

    12,179 signatures

  22. Bring into effect a ban on research & testing on dogs in the UK

    Government responded – 2 December 2021

    Testing on dogs is only legally permitted where there are no alternatives and is robustly regulated. Such testing is needed for the safe development of medicines and other research.

    28,349 signatures

  23. Require Sikhism to be taught in UK schools from Reception upwards

    Government responded – 1 December 2021

    Religious education is compulsory to age 18 and is expected to take account of the teaching and practices of the principal religions represented in Great Britain, including Sikhism.

    25,171 signatures

  24. Hold a referendum on whether to keep the 2050 net zero target

    Government responded – 29 November 2021

    National referendums are a mechanism to endorse major constitutional change; debates about national policy are best determined through Parliamentary democracy and the holding of elections.

    24,577 signatures

  25. Ban the manufacture, import, sale and use of fireworks in the UK

    Government responded – 25 November 2021

    There is a comprehensive regulatory framework in place that strikes the right balance allowing people to enjoy fireworks, whilst reducing risks and disturbances to people and animals.

    14,355 signatures

  26. Make fireworks illegal to buy, with the exception of public displays.

    Government responded – 25 November 2021

    The use of fireworks is an issue that the Government takes seriously. We believe that the majority of people who use fireworks do so responsibly.

    46,070 signatures

  27. Make fireworks quieter: Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks

    Government responded – 25 November 2021

    The Government recognises that some people have strong feelings about fireworks and has been listening to concerns raised by members of the public regarding the impact of fireworks noise.

    13,212 signatures

  28. Prohibit employers from requiring staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19

    Government responded – 25 November 2021

    Organisations’ practices must be lawful and not discriminate. Government has identified limited settings where there is a public health rationale for making vaccination a condition of deployment.

    232,538 signatures

  29. Legislate to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for poor conduct

    Government responded – 25 November 2021

    The Committee on Standards in Public Life, in their report Local Government Ethical Standards, made recommendations on suspension of councillors and conduct. The Government will respond in due course.

    11,454 signatures

  30. Fund free drink spiking test kits for all bars

    Government responded – 22 November 2021

    The Government has no plans to introduce free drink testing kits. Premises can use privately procured kits and the law allows local authorities to set conditions on night-time venues to reduce crime.

    16,536 signatures

  31. Reduce fuel duty and VAT by 40% for a period of 2 years

    Government responded – 17 November 2021

    The Government is taking targeted action to help families across the UK with the cost of living, which includes freezing fuel duty in 2022-23, the twelfth consecutive year.

    102,126 signatures

  32. Independent scrutiny of alleged breaches of the Ministerial Code by the PM

    Government responded – 12 November 2021

    The Prime Minister is accountable to Parliament and the public. Mechanisms for conducting investigations set out within the Ministerial Code ensure an appropriate degree of independence.

    18,165 signatures

  33. Hold a full and independent inquiry into the cladding and fire safety scandal

    Government responded – 15 December 2021

    The Building Safety Bill requires an independent person to review building and construction products regulatory regimes. This could cover what went wrong and if the new system has resolved the issues.

    11,490 signatures

  34. Let airlines allow pets in the airplane’s cabin to and from the UK

    Government responded – 11 November 2021

    Pets entering Great Britain travel as ‘manifest cargo’ to facilitate import checks upon arrival. Other rigorous requirements ensure their welfare needs in transport are met.

    13,557 signatures

  35. Make it a legal requirement for nightclubs to thoroughly search guests on entry

    Government responded – 4 November 2021

    The law already allows licensing authorities to impose conditions such as searches. Decisions on this should be made locally, taking account of circumstances, and there are no plans to change the law.

    175,076 signatures

  36. Enable those lacking capacity to stand trial to be registered as sex offenders

    Government responded – 2 November 2021

    Individuals who are found to lack capacity to stand trial can be registered as a sex offender under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

    13,668 signatures

  37. Remove Colombia from the red travel list immediately

    Government responded – 2 November 2021

    Colombia was removed from the red list on Monday 1 November 2021.

    10,750 signatures

  38. Amend the Health and Care Bill to protect the NHS.

    Government responded – 29 October 2021

    Protecting the NHS is of the utmost importance to the Government. We are committed to ensuring the NHS continues to provide excellent care that is free at the point of need for generations to come.

    46,720 signatures

  39. Revoke the UK's extradition treaty with India with immediate effect

    Government responded – 28 October 2021

    Our extradition framework is unrelated to trade arrangements and protects people from extradition to any country if it would breach their human rights. We do not intend to revoke the UK-India treaty.

    12,771 signatures

  40. Suspend trade agreement with Faroe Islands until all whale & dolphin hunts end

    Government responded – 26 October 2021

    The UK strongly opposes the hunting of cetaceans and is committed to upholding high animal welfare standards in its trade relationships. We continue to urge the Faroe Islands to stop cetacean hunts.

    104,662 signatures

  41. Review NHS treatment of pregnant women experiencing reduced fetal movements

    Government responded – 21 October 2021

    Clinicians should be working to NHS guidelines on fetal monitoring. The guidelines are regularly reviewed and updated in line with latest findings and evidence.

    10,418 signatures

  42. Invest urgently in the NHS cancer workforce in the autumn Spending Review

    Government responded – 19 October 2021

    Cancer diagnosis and treatment has remained a priority throughout the pandemic. Funding for the NHS workforce will be confirmed as part of the Spending Review.

    56,840 signatures

  43. Provide dairy-free alternatives as part of the national milk scheme for under 5s

    Government responded – 18 October 2021

    The Nursery Milk Scheme only allows reimbursement for milk. The Government will consider this position once a joint Scientific Advisory Committee Working Group on plant-based drinks has reported.

    10,446 signatures

  44. Referendum in the United Kingdom to abolish the Coronavirus Act.

    Government responded – 15 October 2021

    The Coronavirus Act has proved to be both necessary and highly successful in enabling governments across the UK to support people, and the public services they rely on, whilst combatting the pandemic.

    109,713 signatures

  45. Scrap Drivers Certificate Professional Competence (DCPC) to ease driver shortage

    Government responded – 15 October 2021

    Ensuring that professional drivers of large and heavy vehicles keep their skills up to date is key to maintaining road safety and protecting both vocational drivers and other road users.

    12,306 signatures

  46. Make it a legal requirement for restaurants to add carbohydrate content to menus

    Government responded – 15 October 2021

    Whilst the Government recognises diabetes is a serious condition, there are no current plans to mandate carbohydrate labelling in the out of home sector.

    10,726 signatures

  47. Do not put fluoride in all tap water.

    Government responded – 14 October 2021

    Water fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure to improve oral health. Public consultation will be an important part of the process ahead of introducing any new schemes.

    44,860 signatures

  48. Require sex of VATP & sexual offenders be recorded throughout justice system.

    Government responded – 14 October 2021

    The Government does not plan to require biological sex to be recorded across the criminal justice system in this way. Policy is being developed in certain areas of demographic recording.

    12,483 signatures

  49. Increase dedicated funding for childhood cancer research

    Government responded – 12 October 2021

    Research is crucial to tackling childhood and other cancers. NIHR cancer research spending increased from £101 million in 2010/11 to £138 million in 2019/20, the largest investment in a disease area.

    16,026 signatures

  50. Dedicate funding for research into Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)

    Government responded – 12 October 2021

    The Government recognises the challenges faced by people affected by rare disease, and funds research into rare conditions – including fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva – via NIHR and UKRI.

    111,247 signatures

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