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401 petitions

  1. 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.

    11,216 signatures

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    13,781 signatures

  4. 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.

    15,361 signatures

  5. 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.

    116,521 signatures

  6. 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.

    11,656 signatures

  7. 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.

    44,150 signatures

  8. 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.

    11,057 signatures

  9. 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.

    16,896 signatures

  10. 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.

    11,928 signatures

  11. 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.

    11,789 signatures

  12. 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.

    13,773 signatures

  13. 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.

    16,234 signatures

  14. 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.

    1,860,204 signatures

  15. 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.

    314,156 signatures

  16. 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.

    14,353 signatures

  17. 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.

    11,901 signatures

  18. 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.

    61,453 signatures

  19. 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

  20. 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.

    11,298 signatures

  21. 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

  22. 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.

    16,236 signatures

  23. 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.

    26,213 signatures

  24. 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.

    23,352 signatures

  25. 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.

    11,065 signatures

  26. 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.

    52,745 signatures

  27. 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.

    11,444 signatures

  28. 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.

    14,805 signatures

  29. 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.

    16,774 signatures

  30. 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.

    13,284 signatures

  31. To introduce a law that recognizes Parental Alienation as a criminal offence.

    Government responded – 2 February 2017

    The Government does not believe legislation is needed to criminalise parents who alienate their children against the other parent as the court already has the power to take effective action.

    12,239 signatures

  32. Honour pension protections for nuclear workers.

    Government responded – 31 January 2017

    Government recognises sensitivities around these statutory pension protections. The NDA Estate Employers are consulting workforces on pension reform, after which Ministers will consider the results.

    16,411 signatures

  33. Death caused by racing should bring charge of manslaughter not dangerous driving

    Government responded – 31 January 2017

    In December the government issued a consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death and serious injury.

    11,859 signatures

  34. Reform the system of obtaining Permanent Residence Certification/Card (PR)

    Government responded – 25 January 2017

    The rights of EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK remain unchanged. The Government wants to protect their status, subject to reciprocal protection for British citizens living in other EU countries.

    27,906 signatures

  35. The NHS must never be privatised and remain a free, publicly funded UK service.

    Government responded – 24 January 2017

    The Government remains committed to the principles of the National Health Service, enshrined in the NHS Constitution, that access to NHS services is based on clinical need, not the ability to pay.

    30,324 signatures

  36. Harvey's Army - Compulsory Microchip Scanning of Deceased Pets Found on railways

    Government responded – 23 January 2017

    Network Rail uses specialist contractors to remove animal fatalities found on or by the rail tracks.These contractors scan for domestic pet microchips and notify the owners where details are available

    18,264 signatures

  37. CCTV in ALL dementia care facilities by LAW.

    Government responded – 18 January 2017

    The Government does not object to the use of CCTV cameras in care homes on a case by case basis. Care home owners should consult with and seek the consent of residents and their families on their use.

    12,153 signatures

  38. No closures for legal routes for motorcycle trail riding without new provision.

    Government responded – 18 January 2017

    The Government believes that local highway authorities, which are responsible for the management of motor vehicles and unsealed routes, are best placed to develop local solutions for their area.

    10,707 signatures

  39. Ban all non-recyclable/non-compostable packaging in the UK

    Government responded – 17 January 2017

    The Government is committed to increasing recycling rates and recognises more needs to be done. We will continue to encourage the use of recycled materials in products and recycling by consumers.

    86,075 signatures

  40. Work with UK Sport to reinstate GB badminton funding for the next Olympic cycle

    Government responded – 17 January 2017

    Our strategic approach to elite sport is world class and we are committed to keeping up this momentum and supporting our athletes all the way to Tokyo.

    23,534 signatures

  41. The petition calls upon MPs not to repeal the European Communities Act 1972

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    On 23 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.

    10,455 signatures

  42. Free Commando Sergeant Alexander Blackman from jail

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    Sergeant Alexander Blackman’s case is the subject of an appeal and it would not be appropriate to comment on this specific issue while this legal process is on-going.

    12,748 signatures

  43. Stop Taxi's being allowed to work in areas they aren't licensed in.

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    The Government’s priority in the licenced taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) trade is passenger safety. All licensed drivers, vehicles and PHV operators have met their local licensing standards.

    11,335 signatures

  44. British servicemen and women to have legal immunity from prosecution

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    We are proud of our Armed Forces, who are trained to act in accordance with the law. Allegations of a crime must be investigated, but we will take robust action where allegations are false.

    12,026 signatures

  45. Pass law to force employers to pay on time for freelance/contractual work.

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    A party acting in the course of a business can claim interest and reasonable recovery costs if another business is late paying for goods or a service.

    13,070 signatures

  46. United Kingdom to not leave the EU

    Government responded – 6 January 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.

    10,997 signatures

  47. Air-drop life saving aid into the starving cities in Syria.

    Government responded – 5 January 2017

    What is happening in Aleppo is a tragedy caused by the Syrian regime, Russia and Iran. We will continue to work with key international partners and the UN to help the people of Syria.

    145,617 signatures

  48. £15 National minimum wage for hgv drivers

    Government responded – 4 January 2017

    The Government sets the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to protect low income workers. There are no plans to introduce a rate specifically for HGV drivers.

    11,351 signatures

  49. Fast track naturalisation for EU citizens resident in the UK longer than 5 years

    Government responded – 28 December 2016

    The Government wants to protect the status of EU citizens in the UK, subject to reciprocal protection for British citizens living in other EU countries.

    13,626 signatures

  50. Teachers salaries should reflect the 50 plus hours they work a week.

    Government responded – 23 December 2016

    The most recent data from the OECD shows teachers in England are paid above the OECD average but we recognise we need to do more to empower teachers and school leaders to challenge unproductive tasks.

    19,727 signatures

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