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414 petitions

  1. Fund research for childhood cancers with the worst survival rates

    Government responded – 19 September 2019

    Research is crucial in the fight against cancer. Research expenditure has risen from £101 million in 2010/11 to £136 million in 2017/18. This constitutes the largest investment in a disease area.

    33,314 signatures

  2. Stop increases in road tax for motorhomes.

    Government responded – 16 September 2019

    Previously the tax system did not account for the CO2 emissions of most motorhomes. The government wants Vehicle Excise Duty to encourage the take-up of lower CO2 emissions vehicles.

    11,937 signatures

  3. Public areas & Food places to have Epi Pens for food allergies

    Government responded – 9 September 2019

    Adrenaline pens should be carried at all times. Back-up pens in public places could be a safety net but significant safeguards would be required. The government will look into the feasibility of this.

    12,730 signatures

  4. Do not prorogue Parliament

    Government responded – 9 September 2019

    Prorogation is a prerogative Act of the Crown, exercised on the advice of Ministers. We must respect the referendum result and the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October whatever the circumstances.

    1,723,357 signatures

  5. To halt any future increases to the retirement age for the uk State Pension.

    Government responded – 6 September 2019

    Under current law State Pension age (SPa) will reach 66 by October 2020, increases to 67 by 2028 and 68 by 2046. Government reviews SPa regularly to ensure State Pension remains fair and affordable.

    16,632 signatures

  6. Make qualified Dental Nurse wage a minimum of £12 per hour.

    Government responded – 4 September 2019

    Dental nurses are usually employed directly by dental practice owners. Dental practice owners are responsible for decisions about dental nurses' terms and conditions of employment, including pay.

    16,721 signatures

  7. Raise awareness and make Pathological Demand Avoidance a recognisable diagnosis

    Government responded – 4 September 2019

    Every autistic child or adult should be able to get a timely diagnosis and we are committed to improving the diagnostic pathway to enable this.

    10,484 signatures

  8. Stop the passing of the Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

    Government responded – 4 September 2019

    In the absence of a restored Northern Ireland Executive and functioning Assembly, Parliament has placed a legal duty on the Government to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion law.

    15,323 signatures

  9. Ban non-stun slaughter. Animal welfare must take priority over faith tradition.

    Government responded – 3 September 2019

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

    13,253 signatures

  10. Extend the HM Forces Railcard scheme to include all UK Veterans

    Government responded – 2 September 2019

    Our veterans have demonstrated values, commitment and willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice. They continue to provide a rich contribution to society, which the Government holds in high regard.

    16,511 signatures

  11. Ban Driven Grouse Shooting Wilful blindness is no longer an option

    Government responded – 2 September 2019

    Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity providing benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation and investment in remote areas. Defra is working on the sustainable management of English uplands.

    107,085 signatures

  12. Recall Parliament immediately to urgently debate no-deal Brexit.

    Government responded – 2 September 2019

    The Government has no plans to recall Parliament and it will meet again on 3 September, the date the House itself voted on and agreed to.

    53,678 signatures

  13. Revoke all government gagging orders relating to Brexit

    Government responded – 22 August 2019

    The Government has a responsibility to inform citizens about how leaving the EU might affect them. Organisations working with the Government on Brexit are not routinely required to sign NDAs.

    27,399 signatures

  14. Provide settled and pre-settled status EU citizens a physical document as proof.

    Government responded – 21 August 2019

    The EU Settlement Scheme protects the rights of EU citizens in UK law and gives them a secure digital status, which unlike a physical document, cannot be lost, stolen, damaged or tampered with.

    14,204 signatures

  15. Scrap the pension annual allowance taper

    Government responded – 20 August 2019

    The Government has proposed changes to the NHS pension scheme rules in England and Wales to allow senior clinicians to manage their pension accrual, take on extra shifts and treat more patients.

    19,580 signatures

  16. We Demand A Vote On Cannabis

    Government responded – 20 August 2019

    The Government has no plans to change cannabis policy.

    15,871 signatures

  17. I request a full public inquiry into death of my son, Matthew Leahy. (20 yrs.)

    Government responded – 2 August 2019

    The Government sincerely regrets Matthew’s death. NHS Improvement will review the care that he and others received and will provide advice in due course on whether a public inquiry should be held.

    25,766 signatures

  18. Stop the increase to 20% VAT for the installation of renewable energy sources

    Government responded – 1 August 2019

    The Government is committed to greening our economy and designed the changes for energy-saving materials to retain as much of the VAT relief as possible for UK households, while complying with EU law.

    11,935 signatures

  19. Make ECOCIDE a UK criminal offence

    Government responded – 31 July 2019

    This Government is committed to improving the environment in the UK and internationally. Strong legal laws and safeguards are in place monitored by effective regulators and tiers of Government.

    17,338 signatures

  20. Start a public enquiry into NHS Continuing Healthcare

    Government responded – 24 July 2019

    The Government does not believe there is a need for a public enquiry into NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups management of NHS Continuing Healthcare, who continue to meet their legal duties.

    10,632 signatures

  21. Introduce voter id for all elections

    Government responded – 24 July 2019

    The Government is delivering voter ID to strengthen the integrity of our electoral system and give the public confidence that our elections are secure and fit for the 21st century.

    19,233 signatures

  22. Improve maternal care for black British women

    Government responded – 23 July 2019

    Continuity of carer can significantly improve outcomes for women from ethnic minorities. The NHS Long-Term plan sets out that 75% of Black women will receive continuity of carer from midwives by 2024.

    28,371 signatures

  23. Anonymity for those accused of sexual offences until charge.

    Government responded – 23 July 2019

    There should in general be a right to anonymity before charge in respect of all offences but there will be exceptional circumstances where there are legitimate policing reasons for naming a suspect.

    28,093 signatures

  24. Ban energy-wasting open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets

    Government responded – 23 July 2019

    Government is taking action to improve product energy efficiency. Our minimum performance standards remove inefficient products from the market, and labelling raises awareness of the best ones.

    30,465 signatures

  25. Repeal IR35 legislation in Public Sector and proposed Private Sector rollout.

    Government responded – 22 July 2019

    The off-payroll working rules do not apply to the self-employed. They ensure that individuals who work like employees but through their own company pay broadly the same taxes as the directly employed.

    27,469 signatures

  26. Postpone the rollout of 5G in the UK, pending further independent investigation.

    Government responded – 18 July 2019

    Exposure to radio waves has been researched and reviewed. The evidence suggests exposure from 5G radio systems within current guidelines does not pose a risk to public health or the environment.

    21,593 signatures

  27. To grant a section 30 order to allow a 2nd referendum on Scottish Independence.

    Government responded – 15 July 2019

    Now is not the time for another referendum. In 2014 people in Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. That result should be respected.

    13,213 signatures

  28. Laws to be introduced on social networks on hate preaching against religion(s)

    Government responded – 15 July 2019

    The Government is committed to the principle of freedom of religion and belief. But this needs to be balanced against other rights and freedoms, as set out in the Online Harms White Paper.

    115,999 signatures

  29. Allow Tier 2 (Intra-Company) individuals and their dependants to settle.

    Government responded – 11 July 2019

    The Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) category facilitates the mobility of key company personnel on a temporary basis only, in line with the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation.

    10,359 signatures

  30. Establish a national day commemorating the significance of 15th August 1945.

    Government responded – 10 July 2019

    The Government values VJ Day commemorations as an opportunity for the nation to show their gratitude to veterans and acknowledge their heroics in the most challenging of environments.

    17,627 signatures

  31. UK Government to ban the import of shark fins into the UK.

    Government responded – 8 July 2019

    The UK Government is strongly opposed to shark finning, and we support stronger international controls. Whilst in the EU, it is not possible to unilaterally ban the import of shark fins into the UK.

    16,322 signatures

  32. Revoke planning permission to build on the site of the Battle of Bosworth.

    Government responded – 4 July 2019

    The Secretary of State has received a request to revoke planning permission and will decide whether to intervene having regard to the development plan and any other material considerations.

    11,279 signatures

  33. Independent inquiry into exclusions of Black children from school

    Government responded – 3 July 2019

    We have no plans for a further inquiry of exclusions of Black children; however, we will deliver an ambitious programme of reform on this important issue in response to the Timpson Review.

    11,561 signatures

  34. The Air Ambulances to be government funded

    Government responded – 3 July 2019

    NHS ambulance services provide clinical staff and equipment to air ambulance charities. A charitable model gives charities independence to deliver specialised, specific services to each locality.

    132,285 signatures

  35. Stop charging commonwealth soldiers to stay in Britain!

    Government responded – 1 July 2019

    All immigration fees are set within strict financial limits agreed with HM Treasury and Parliament.

    11,610 signatures

  36. A final vote on scrapping HS2 for MPs, with a free vote for all Ministers

    Government responded – 1 July 2019

    HS2 has strong cross-party backing and was supported by the three largest parties at the last election. Phase One was approved by 399 votes to 42 in its final House of Commons vote in 2017.

    10,601 signatures

  37. Abolish the BBC television license.

    Government responded – 26 June 2019

    A television licence is required to watch or receive television as it is broadcast live or on BBC iPlayer.

    246,734 signatures

  38. To offer mammograms to all women over 30

    Government responded – 24 June 2019

    The Government recognises the devastating effects of breast cancer and awaits the Age X Trial findings. The UK National Screening Committee advice states women over 50 should be routinely screened.

    26,560 signatures

  39. Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

    Government responded – 24 June 2019

    The Government is clear that the future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC from June 2020.

    171,980 signatures

  40. Stop Postal Votes except for the elderly and disabled

    Government responded – 3 September 2019

    Electoral fraud is unacceptable in any form. The Government is committed to reforming the postal vote system to prevent fraud and ensure our elections are secure.

    21,011 signatures

  41. Lower the recommended age for a cervical smear test to 18.

    Government responded – 24 June 2019

    Whilst the Government acknowledges those tragic cases where cervical cancer progresses before age 25, UK National Screening Committee advice is to offer screening from 25, based on research evidence.

    77,736 signatures

  42. Raise awareness and fund research into Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

    Government responded – 3 September 2019

    We are highlighting the benefits of HeadSmart, and we have announced £40 million over five years for brain tumour research, including funding for childhood brain tumour research.

    41,675 signatures

  43. Investigate Atos PIP assessments.

    Government responded – 3 September 2019

    DWP conducts a robust programme of assessment observations and audit of assessment reports, providing assurance and maximising quality. We therefore do not believe an independent review is necessary.

    28,702 signatures

  44. Start preparations for a Peoples Vote now, to enable answer by 31-10-19.

    Government responded – 18 June 2019

    The Government maintains its commitment to upholding the 2016 referendum result. The extension agreed in April does not mean there is less urgency within government to deliver the referendum result.

    11,186 signatures

  45. Don't put our NHS up for negotiation

    Government responded – 17 June 2019

    The Government has been clear: the NHS is not, and never will be, for sale to the private sector. The Government will ensure no trade agreements will ever be able to alter this fundamental fact.

    169,836 signatures

  46. If Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister a general election must be held.

    Government responded – 13 June 2019

    General elections are now every 5 years unless an early general election is called under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

    46,611 signatures

  47. Public inquiry into disenfranchisement of EU27 citizens and UK citizens abroad

    Government responded – 13 June 2019

    The Government took all the legal steps necessary and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to carry out their statutory duties for the 23 May polls.

    12,346 signatures

  48. Hold an Inquiry into the state of the Police Complaints System and role of IOPC

    Government responded – 12 June 2019

    The Government is overhauling the police complaints and discipline systems to ensure that allegations of misconduct are dealt with quickly and effectively for the benefit of the public and the police.

    13,866 signatures

  49. Decriminalise prostitution to promote safety

    Government responded – 11 June 2019

    The Government’s priority is to protect vulnerable people from harm. We have yet to see unequivocal evidence that a change in the law, including decriminalisation, will strengthen this.

    11,597 signatures

  50. Keep the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, in Lincolnshire

    Government responded – 11 June 2019

    The RAF remains committed to Lincolnshire, which is one of three potential locations for basing the Red Arrows. Detailed studies are underway, the outcome of which will be publicised in due course.

    11,434 signatures

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