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766 petitions

  1. Increase funding for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis & interstitial lung disease

    Government responded – 1 February 2023

    NHS England commissions services for interstitial lung disease (ILD) and funds the cost of treatments. Access to treatments has been expanded to patients with non-idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

    11,234 signatures

  2. Require honey labels to reflect all countries of origin of the honey.

    Government responded – 31 January 2023

    The Government takes food fraud seriously and is working to ensure honey meets our high standards. Country of origin labelling is not a suitable means for determining if a food is subject to fraud.

    11,720 signatures

  3. Remove references to 'gender identity' from relationships education guidance

    Government responded – 31 January 2023

    We are developing transgender guidance for schools to be published later this year. We will consider, in parallel, whether changes need to be made to the RSHE guidance to align with the new guidance.

    38,400 signatures

  4. Do not remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum

    Government responded – 31 January 2023

    Primary schools are not required to teach LGBT content but can choose to teach it in an age-appropriate way. The Department for Education has no plans to change its advice to schools on this subject.

    87,291 signatures

  5. Remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum

    Government responded – 30 January 2023

    Primary schools are not required to teach LGBT content but can choose to teach it in an age-appropriate way. The Department for Education has no plans to change its advice to schools on this subject.

    201,316 signatures

  6. Repeal the Gender Recognition Act 2004

    Government responded – 30 January 2023

    As announced in 2020, we believe the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is effective, strikes the right balance and allows for those who wish to legally change their sex. We have no plans to change it.

    13,425 signatures

  7. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex

    Government responded – 26 January 2023

    Under the Equality Act 2010, providers are already able to restrict the use of spaces/services on the basis of sex and/or gender reassignment where justified. Further clarification is not necessary.

    77,907 signatures

  8. Commit to not amending the Equality Act's definition of sex

    Government responded – 25 January 2023

    This Government believes in individual liberty. There are processes with appropriate checks to allow for those who wish to legally change their gender. Changes to the Equality Act are not necessary.

    12,770 signatures

  9. Fund more specialist school places for children with special educational needs

    Government responded – 20 January 2023

    The Government is investing £2.6 billion between 2022 and 2025 to support local authorities to deliver new high needs places in mainstream and special schools, as well as other specialist settings.

    16,972 signatures

  10. Create statutory legal duty of care for students in Higher Education

    Government responded – 20 January 2023

    Higher Education providers already have a general duty of care not to cause harm to their students through their own actions.

    14,956 signatures

  11. Reinstate tax relief allowing mortgage interest to be set against rental income

    Government responded – 17 January 2023

    The Government will continue to set mortgage interest relief against rental income at the basic rate of tax. The Government has a responsibility to make sure the income tax system is fair.

    32,684 signatures

  12. Raise the standard Personal TAX Allowance from £12,570 to £20,000

    Government responded – 6 January 2023

    The Personal Allowance will remain at £12,570, to support the public finances. It has nearly doubled since 2010. The Government’s Cost of Living support package is targeted at those who need it most.

    10,687 signatures

  13. Give Animal Rescue Centres a grant to offset this winters increased heating cost

    Government responded – 6 January 2023

    The Government is actively considering the impact of the rise of cost of living on animal welfare. Businesses and charities are being supported by the Energy Bill Relief Scheme until 31 March 2023.

    10,905 signatures

  14. Require train operators maintain ticket offices at railway stations

    Government responded – 19 December 2022

    We want train operators to improve the station experience by providing more active support. To propose ticket office changes operators must follow the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement process.

    15,456 signatures

  15. Launch a Public Inquiry into the approval process for covid-19 vaccines

    Government responded – 20 December 2022

    The Government is confident that the approval processes of the medicines regulator are robust. It is a matter for the COVID-19 public inquiry whether it wishes to pursue any of these issues.

    27,344 signatures

  16. End assessments and consider disability benefit claims on medical advice alone

    Government responded – 21 December 2022

    Benefit assessments ensure people get the support they are entitled to. Evidence from claimants’ medical professionals alone is usually insufficient to ensure that claimants get the right support.

    29,047 signatures

  17. Negotiate sustainable catch limits for all 5 UK cod stocks with the EU in 2022.

    Government responded – 28 December 2022

    The United Kingdom advocates an approach towards setting Total Allowable Catches for cod and other stocks which are founded on the best available scientific advice.

    10,665 signatures

  18. Increase funding for early years settings

    Government responded – 20 December 2022

    We have spent over £3.5 billion in each of the past 3 years on our early education entitlements. Over one million children per year are benefitting from this Government’s record investment.

    13,867 signatures

  19. Prevent the introduction of any "programmable" CBDC in the UK

    Government responded – 21 December 2022

    The government has no plans to program any future UK central bank digital currency (CBDC) or restrict how money is spent.

    18,537 signatures

  20. Minimum wage pay for all healthcare students for placement hours worked!

    Government responded – 9 December 2022

    There are no plans to pay healthcare students whilst on compulsory clinical placements. The Government offers non repayable grants worth at least £5,000 per academic year to support students.

    11,763 signatures

  21. Withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights

    Government responded – 7 December 2022

    Our Bill of Rights will allow us to remain a State Party to the ECHR and make full use of the margin of appreciation, i.e. the latitude given to states to give effect to the Convention domestically.

    18,277 signatures

  22. Increase funding for schools to ensure that they do not enter deficit

    Government responded – 6 December 2022

    In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that schools in England will be receiving an additional £2 billion net in funding a year in each of the next two financial years.

    12,226 signatures

  23. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit

    Government responded – 5 December 2022

    The UK’s departure from the EU was a democratic choice and the UK-EU institutions are functioning as intended. The Government does not believe this to be an appropriate subject for a public inquiry.

    105,458 signatures

  24. Make swift bricks compulsory in new housing to help red-listed birds

    Government responded – 1 December 2022

    We welcome actions by developers to provide “swift bricks”, however Government considers this a matter for local authorities depending upon the specific circumstances of each site.

    47,082 signatures

  25. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work

    Government responded – 25 November 2022

    The government is not currently planning to extend 30 hours free childcare. We support working parents through a range of childcare offers, including Universal Credit and Tax-Free Childcare.

    154,144 signatures

  26. Require all new builds to have solar panels as condition of planning permission

    Government responded – 23 November 2022

    We do not mandate solar panels to enable innovation and tailoring to individual sites. However we expect most developers will use solar panels to meet the recent uplift in energy efficiency standards.

    15,145 signatures

  27. Make Video Games a compulsory part of the national school curriculum

    Government responded – 18 November 2022

    The Department has no plans to introduce video games into the National Curriculum, nor make any changes to the National Curriculum for the remainder of this Parliament.

    10,713 signatures

  28. Fund free BSL Courses for parents or guardians of deaf children

    Government responded – 10 January 2023

    Adult Education Budget funding is available for British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications, below Level 3. At Level 3 and above Advanced Learner Loans are available for certain BSL qualifications.

    20,237 signatures

  29. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only

    Government responded – 15 November 2022

    The Government has no current plans to ban the sale of fireworks to the public but continues to monitor the situation. We believe the majority of individuals use fireworks safely and appropriately.

    48,955 signatures

  30. Remove indemnity from the manufacturers of covid-19 vaccines

    Government responded – 10 January 2023

    As indemnities for manufacturers do not generally prevent individuals from pursuing a legal claim for compensation, the Government would not consider it necessary to seek to remove any such indemnity.

    16,082 signatures

  31. Apply to Join the European Union (EU)

    Government responded – 9 November 2022

    The UK has left the EU, fulfilling the Government’s commitment to take back control of our money, border and laws. This delivers the result of the 2016 referendum.

    23,280 signatures

  32. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework

    Government responded – 24 January 2023

    We currently have no plans to repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. We are considering improvements to the existing legal framework through the Responsible Dog Ownership working group.

    102,853 signatures

  33. Hold a General Election within 100 days of the new PM being appointed

    Government responded – 4 November 2022

    The Government continues to hold office as it commands the confidence of the Commons from the General Election 2019. The Prime Minister has committed to deliver on the mandate earned in that election.

    21,828 signatures

  34. Referendum on whether the UK should be neutral in the Ukraine/Russia conflict

    Government responded – 29 November 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an illegal act of aggression against a sovereign state, condemned by three quarters of the UN membership. The UK will continue to support Ukraine to defend itself.

    13,537 signatures

  35. Ban the religious slaughter of animals without first stunning them

    Government responded – 26 October 2022

    The Government would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter. However, we respect the rights of Jews and Muslims to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs.

    12,865 signatures

  36. Maintain sanctions and introduce visa ban on people linked to Iranian regime

    Government responded – 24 October 2022

    Iran’s human rights record is dire. Through our words and actions, the UK will continue to hold Iran to account.

    37,475 signatures

  37. Reinstate a dedicated Minister of State for Veterans’ Affairs

    Government responded – 24 October 2022

    James Heappey MP is Minister of State for Armed Forces and Veterans, attending Cabinet. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs remains in the Cabinet Office to champion veterans support across government.

    14,839 signatures

  38. Extend 30 hours free childcare to student midwives/nurses/paramedics

    Government responded – 21 October 2022

    Whilst students are not eligible for 30 hours free childcare, we provide a range of support for high quality early education for all parents including those studying for healthcare qualifications.

    11,366 signatures

  39. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

    Government responded – 21 October 2022

    Schools can teach about suicide to older pupils in an age-appropriate way. When we review the RSHE guidance we will look at whether there is more we need to do to support them to do so safely.

    157,296 signatures

  40. Reschedule psilocybin for medical research on untreatable conditions

    Government responded – 20 October 2022

    There are no plans to reschedule psilocybin to Schedule 2 of the 2001 Regulations. There is an established process for the development of medicines, including those containing Schedule 1 drugs.

    11,615 signatures

  41. Require swimming venues to maintain single-sex or private changing facilities

    Government responded – 12 October 2022

    Government is committed to maintaining the safeguards that allow organisations to provide single-sex services. We do not plan to announce any changes to the law.

    11,550 signatures

  42. Full review of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process

    Government responded – 1 November 2022

    While Government has no plans to review PIP, following the Shaping Future Support Green Paper we will publish a White Paper on better meeting needs of disabled people and those with health conditions.

    16,478 signatures

  43. Make disregard for learners' safety an aggravating factor in driving offences

    Government responded – 16 September 2022

    The Government is committed to road safety, by identifying and prosecuting the few who make our roads less safe. Aggravating factors are set out in the sentencing guidelines.

    10,705 signatures

  44. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government

    Government responded – 20 September 2022

    The UK is a Parliamentary democracy and the Conservative Party remains the majority party. The Prime Minister has pledged to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations.

    906,618 signatures

  45. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage

    Government responded – 20 September 2022

    Carer’s Allowance is a benefit that provides some financial recognition that a carer may not be able to work full-time. It is part of a range of support based on individual needs, rather than a wage.

    34,294 signatures

  46. Start school at 10am to help teenagers with tiredness

    Government responded – 22 September 2022

    All schools currently have the autonomy and the flexibility to decide when their school day should start and finish and the Government has no plans to change this.

    16,588 signatures

  47. Require all businesses and public services to accept cash payments

    Government responded – 22 September 2022

    The Government does not plan to mandate cash acceptance. It is right that organisations choose the forms of payment they accept. The Government has introduced legislation to support access to cash.

    15,075 signatures

  48. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights

    Government responded – 20 September 2022

    The Government is now looking again at the Bill of Rights to ensure it will deliver the Government’s objectives as effectively as possible.

    167,690 signatures

  49. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60

    Government responded – 21 September 2022

    The Government has no plans to increase State Pension to £380 per week or reduce State Pension age to 60.

    111,008 signatures

  50. Do not pass legislation to allow the gene editing of animals and crops

    Government responded – 26 September 2022

    The provisions in the Bill on precision bred animals will be brought into force later. The Bill includes a system to safeguard animal welfare and no changes will be made until this system is in place.

    10,549 signatures

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