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213 petitions

  1. UK government to integrate all rights in UN CEDAW Convention into domestic law.

    Government responded – 20 November 2018

    The United Kingdom is a recognised world leader in gender equality and the Government is committed to tackling the major injustices that hold women back.

    12,066 signatures

  2. anybody caught carrying a knife/gun serve a mandatory life with 10 year minimum

    Government responded – 19 November 2018

    The Government is determined to tackle the possession of weapons. Under the current law, anyone who continues to carry a knife or gun can expect to face a custodial sentence.

    12,691 signatures

  3. Declare a Climate Emergency, end fossil fuel use and build community resilience.

    Government responded – 15 November 2018

    Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today, and we are committed to reducing emissions and building resilience at home and internationally.

    18,307 signatures

  4. Free Parking for all NHS Staff at Hospitals in England

    Government responded – 13 November 2018

    Upkeep and management of car parks in NHS Trusts in England is funded through parking fees; not patient care budgets. Any additional revenue goes to patient services. Staff often receive reduced fees.

    23,136 signatures

  5. We want our Government to follow the lead of Australia & ban commercial sunbeds

    Government responded – 13 November 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care takes the risks to health of ultraviolet radiation seriously, including exposure through use of sunbeds.

    14,850 signatures

  6. Protect library services by ringfencing government funding for libraries.

    Government responded – 8 November 2018

    The Government is committed to supporting a sustainable long-term future for libraries. Councils retain flexibility over funding decisions so libraries can be resilient and equipped to meet local need

    30,852 signatures

  7. Reduce VAT to 5% on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings.

    Government responded – 8 November 2018

    We recognise the valuable contribution to UK Heritage made by owners of listed buildings. We continue to promote our country’s heritage and we will ensure that everyone can enjoy and benefit from it.

    11,687 signatures

  8. Require supermarkets to offer a plastic-free option for all their fruit & veg.

    Government responded – 7 November 2018

    We are working with retailers and the Waste and Resources Action Programme to explore the potential for the introduction of plastic-free initiatives in supermarkets in which fresh food is sold loose.

    126,759 signatures

  9. Stop possible second referendum on E.U. membership

    Government responded – 6 November 2018

    A clear majority of the electorate voted to leave the European Union. We must respect both the will of the British people, and the democratic process which delivered this result.

    118,815 signatures

  10. Make the uk armed forces pensions tax free.

    Government responded – 5 November 2018

    All pensions in payment are taxed as income at the relevant rate, including the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and other public sector pension schemes.

    18,676 signatures

  11. Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

    Government responded – 1 November 2018

    We are funding priorities in further education including new T Levels, and looking at the needs of colleges ahead of the Spending Review. However colleges are not in scope for school pay arrangements.

    63,373 signatures

  12. Ban the EU flag from UK Armed Forces uniforms.

    Government responded – 31 October 2018

    When UK Armed Forces contribute to multinational military operations they wear the insignia of that force. This is the case for all operations they serve on, including NATO, UN and EU operations.

    11,945 signatures

  13. Review the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 and DEFRA Guidance notes

    Government responded – 31 October 2018

    The requirements on boarding only apply to those operating commercially and we continue to work closely with key stakeholders to ensure the licensing requirements are clear and consistent

    18,290 signatures


    Government responded – 29 October 2018

    It is already good practice for local authorities and Highways England to scan any cat or dog found on our streets so that the owner can be informed.

    29,707 signatures

  15. Mandatory EHCPs for children with Autism.

    Government responded – 30 October 2018

    The widely ranging needs of the children and young people on the autistic spectrum are best met by the current graduated SEN system, rather than one requiring mandatory EHC plans for all.

    11,814 signatures

  16. Stop commercial reps from targeting new mothers on postnatal wards

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    The Government expects NHS providers to have regard for the General Data Protection Regulations and to have procedures that ensure the privacy and dignity of mothers in maternity wards is respected.

    13,657 signatures

  17. Ban Greyhound Racing

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    The Government has no plans to ban greyhound racing. While DEFRA is aware of concerns about racing and retired greyhounds we believe these problems can be addressed by means other than a ban.

    15,961 signatures

  18. Increase funding for dementia research to find effective treatments.

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    Dementia remains a key priority for the Government. We are on track to exceed the pledge to invest £300 million between 2015 and 2020 and continue to fund research for dementia treatments and cures.

    20,728 signatures

  19. Change business rates for child care providers and make them zero VAT rated.

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    The government is currently unable to change the VAT treatment of child care providers under EU law, whilst it has delivered a package of business rates relief that is worth £10bn by 2023.

    10,915 signatures

  20. Allow students to register at two GPs

    Government responded – 24 October 2018

    GP practices must provide urgent and immediately necessary treatment, from 8am to 6.30pm, to anyone, regardless of whether they are registered at the practice.

    26,506 signatures

  21. Increase funding & testing of pulmonary fibrosis & idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Government responded – 24 October 2018

    Reducing deaths from lung disease is a key NHS priority. NHS England funds specialist services for pulmonary fibrosis and is developing a new long-term plan to improve respiratory care.

    10,932 signatures

  22. Organise a rescue plan to prevent the avoidable overnight closure of PRH’s A&E

    Government responded – 23 October 2018

    The Trust with NHS support is making every effort to avoid overnight closure of Telford’s A&E, but has plans in place if it is unavoidable. This is a temporary measure, to safeguard patients’ safety.

    32,372 signatures

  23. Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission

    Government responded – 23 October 2018

    Televised election debates are a matter for political parties. The Government has no plans to change electoral law to make the debates mandatory.

    77,397 signatures

  24. Scrap The Forestry Commission Licence Agreements With Fox & Hare Hunts

    Government responded – 17 October 2018

    Trail hunting is a legitimate activity. The Forestry Commission only permits trail hunting on its land under strictly controlled agreements.

    12,316 signatures

  25. Re-instate nursing bursaries

    Government responded – 15 October 2018

    The are no plans to reintroduce bursaries, which resulted in many students being turned away from a nursing career. We are supporting universities to fill extra places created through these reforms.

    53,002 signatures

  26. Make bullying a criminal offence

    Government responded – 8 October 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.

    18,145 signatures

  27. If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

    Government responded – 1 October 2018

    Whilst striking a deal with our EU partners remains the outcome we expect, ‘no deal’ plans are well-developed and we stand ready to make a success of Brexit, whatever the outcome of our negotiations.

    110,132 signatures

  28. Revoke the BBC's Royal Charter.

    Government responded – 20 September 2018

    The government strongly believes the Royal Charter is the best framework to safeguard the BBC’s independence and ensure the broadcaster effectively serves all audiences.

    14,694 signatures

  29. Keep the rights of EU27 + EFTA citizens already in the UK unchanged after Brexit

    Government responded – 17 September 2018

    Under the draft Withdrawal Agreement, EU citizens living in the UK by 31 December 2020 will be able to stay and continue their lives broadly as they do now.

    13,847 signatures

  30. Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

    Government responded – 13 September 2018

    The Government accepted the UK National Screening Committee recommendation that the first invitation for cervical screening should be offered at age 25 based on the assessment of research evidence.

    76,061 signatures

  31. Save Otmoor from the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway

    Government responded – 12 September 2018

    The Government has announced the preferred corridor for the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, and has ruled out construction in the area of the Otmoor nature reserve.

    10,590 signatures

  32. Empower the UK Government or Parliament to regulate ferry prices.

    Government responded – 12 September 2018

    There are no plans to regulate ferry prices in England. Ferry companies provide diverse services at a range of prices. There is no evidence of market failure to require regulatory intervention.

    17,594 signatures

  33. Summon the Dutch ambassador to protest about the “Draw Muhammad” competition.

    Government responded – 7 September 2018

    The Government opposes intolerance including actions that discriminate against religious beliefs. We are pleased the contest was cancelled. Tolerance for all faiths is fundamental to British values.

    14,715 signatures

  34. Parliament debate whether Israel has 'improper influence' over British Politics

    Government responded – 5 September 2018

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not believe that the State of Israel has improper influence over UK politics.

    13,282 signatures

  35. Drastically improve funding for Mental Health Services within the UK

    Government responded – 5 September 2018

    Mental health is a top priority for the Government. We are transforming services supported by record amounts of funding, and have ambitious plans to increase the workforce.

    18,793 signatures

  36. For all Suicides by Veterans to be recorded as Veterans by all UK Coroners

    Government responded – 30 October 2018

    The Government recognises the potential to use personal information about victims of suicide to improve understanding of “at risk” groups and, from that, to facilitate better targeted interventions.

    16,492 signatures

  37. Action an effective NHS care pathway for patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Government responded – 4 September 2018

    The Government has great sympathy for those with EDS. NHS England provides specialised services for EDS which are free at the point of use. The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases is also raising awareness.

    14,062 signatures

  38. Fund and support a monument to the POLISH PILOT HEROES of the Battle of Britain.

    Government responded – 31 August 2018

    The Polish contribution in the Battle of Britain is commemorated at the National Memorial Arboretum, Capel-le-Ferne, the Embankment, St Clement Danes Church, St Paul’s Cathedral and near RAF Northolt.

    11,872 signatures

  39. Require local authorities to adopt all Public Open Space and roads on estates

    Government responded – 13 November 2018

    The Government understands the petitioners’ concerns over fees charged for the upkeep of public open spaces and roads and will look to ensure that any charges are justified, fair and transparent.

    11,717 signatures

  40. Pay carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage

    Government responded – 21 August 2018

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

    20,758 signatures

  41. Break all ties with EU institutions and policies completely

    Government responded – 21 August 2018

    The UK is leaving the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. The UK will also leave the Common Agricultural and Common Fisheries Policy and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK.

    28,513 signatures

  42. Award a medal to British personnel involved in any nuclear testing program

    Government responded – 21 August 2018

    The Government continues to recognise and be grateful to all Service personnel and civilians who participated in the British Nuclear testing programme.

    10,918 signatures

  43. The UK government should ban Steve Bannon from entering the UK

    Government responded – 20 August 2018

    The Government has a policy of not routinely commenting on individual immigration or exclusion cases.

    13,336 signatures

  44. Fund a clinical audit of ovarian cancer to urgently improve survival rates

    Government responded – 15 August 2018

    Public Health England plans to work with stakeholders over the next two years to pilot and assess the feasibility of using existing data sources to support an ovarian cancer audit.

    12,427 signatures

  45. Make it a criminal offence to leave animals especially dogs or cats in a hot car

    Government responded – 14 August 2018

    It is already a criminal offence to cause an animal unnecessary suffering by leaving it in a hot car.

    12,989 signatures

  46. Pay healthcare students a wage while on placement

    Government responded – 13 August 2018

    Supernumerary status whilst on clinical placements is protected learning time to enable student nurses to learn necessary skills and perform limited clinical duties under close supervision.

    20,502 signatures

  47. Give working mums support to pay child care for children between birth - 3yrs

    Government responded – 3 August 2018

    More childcare support is available to families than ever before – backed by the highest level of spending on childcare than any government.

    81,123 signatures

  48. Reform the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and repeal Breed Specific Legislation.

    Government responded – 3 August 2018

    The Government does not consider that removing the prohibition on certain types of dogs would increase public safety or go anyway to reducing the number of dog attacks.

    32,154 signatures

  49. Rescind Art.50 if Vote Leave has broken Electoral Laws regarding 2016 referendum

    Government responded – 1 August 2018

    The British people voted to leave the EU and the Government respects that decision. We have always been clear that as a matter of policy our notification under Article 50 will not be withdrawn.

    201,285 signatures

  50. Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory

    Government responded – 25 July 2018

    We want all staff to receive the support, training and professional development they need to support people with learning disabilities and autism, in line with employers’ existing responsibilities.

    52,008 signatures

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