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468 petitions

  1. Stop the proposed downgrading of Southend Hospital A&E Department.

    Government responded – 28 April 2017

    To ensure sustainability, the local NHS is reviewing services across the Basildon, Southend and Chelmsford sites, including urgent and emergency care. There will be a full public consultation.

    12,495 signatures

  2. Allow 16/17 year olds to vote.

    Government responded – 27 April 2017

    The Government has no plans to change the voting age in elections.

    14,505 signatures

  3. Stop making Nurses have to pay a Registration Fee of £ 120 per year.

    Government responded – 27 April 2017

    The NMC, as an independent body, sets a registration fee at the level required to fund its regulatory activity including registration and revalidation, education and standards and fitness to practise.

    16,168 signatures

  4. Scrap the "rape clause" and the "family cap" on social security payments.

    Government responded – 27 April 2017

    By limiting certain benefits and tax credits to two children, all families now face similar choices about how many children they can afford to support. In certain circumstances, exceptions can apply.

    25,112 signatures

  5. CONDEMN Art 25(b) of Indian Constitution Which Violates Sikhs' Religious Freedom

    Government responded – 25 April 2017

    The overarching principles of Article 25 of India’s constitution guarantee the freedom of conscience and the right to freely process, practice and propagate religion to all citizens, including Sikhs.

    10,452 signatures

  6. Make it easier to remove bullies from schools, at any age and fine the parents

    Government responded – 25 April 2017

    Government continues to make tackling bullying a priority and has sent a clear message to schools that bullying, for whatever reason, is absolutely unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

    14,532 signatures

  7. Provide much needed Truck Stops across the UK with modern facilities.

    Government responded – 25 April 2017

    The Department recognises the importance of the road haulage industry to the UK economy and that its drivers are its most valuable and unfortunately scare resource.

    10,359 signatures

  8. Give more funding to brain tumour research.

    Government responded – 25 April 2017

    We have set up a working group on Brain Tumour Research to discuss how we can increase the level and impact of research into brain tumours.

    15,293 signatures

  9. Give British commonwealth citizens in the UK for 5 years British nationality.

    Government responded – 24 April 2017

    Those who live in the UK for more than five years can already apply for British citizenship.

    17,703 signatures

  10. UK must apologise for the Balfour Declaration & lead peace efforts in Palestine

    Government responded – 21 April 2017

    The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG does not intend to apologise. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel. The task now is to encourage moves towards peace.

    13,574 signatures

  11. Exempt Non-EU NHS professionals from £35,000 salary threshold

    Government responded – 21 April 2017

    Access to staff by our hospitals and care homes is a Government priority. All nurses currently sponsored in Tier 2 will be exempt from the £35,000 threshold when they apply for settlement.

    13,337 signatures

  12. Make 'Nutritionist' a legally protected title

    Government responded – 20 April 2017

    The Government is committed to proportionate and appropriate regulation of health and care professions, where significant risks to users of services cannot be mitigated in other ways.

    10,820 signatures

  13. Stop all benefit payments to non U.K. residents

    Government responded – 18 April 2017

    Future arrangements on welfare are a matter for the negotiations on exiting the European Union.

    22,320 signatures

  14. Make online abuse a specific criminal offence and create a register of offenders

    Government responded – 18 April 2017

    We recognise that behaviour that is not tolerated offline is now common online. DCMS is working on an Internet Safety Strategy which aims to make the UK a safer place for young people to be online.

    221,375 signatures

  15. No sex education for under 10 years old

    Government responded – 13 April 2017

    We are introducing Relationships Education in primary and Relationships and Sex Education in secondary school to support children with age-appropriate education to develop safe, healthy relationships.

    16,037 signatures

  16. A total outright ban of fox hunting

    Government responded – 13 April 2017

    The Government has a manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act 2004 on a free vote with a government bill in government time.

    16,712 signatures

  17. Immediately stop plans to cut Southeastern services to Charing Cross & Victoria

    Government responded – 10 April 2017

    We are seeking passengers’ views on the principle of reducing the choice of London termini to provide a more regular timetable and reliable service. We are not proposing to cut specific services.

    24,165 signatures

  18. As soon as the UK exits the EU legislate to end the export of live farm animals.

    Government responded – 6 April 2017

    The Government would prefer animals to be slaughtered close to the point of production. Once the UK has left the EU, there will be the possibility to consider further measures in this area.

    44,956 signatures

  19. Everyone in the UK must have a vote on who is elected Mayor of London.

    Government responded – 6 April 2017

    The Mayor of London has a right to put forward his views on national issues in the same way as those holding other elected office throughout the Country.

    10,215 signatures

  20. To reconsider the proposed significant and unreasonable increase in probate fees

    Government responded – 5 April 2017

    The Government is reforming fees for grants of probate by replacing flat fees with a new fairer and proportionate tiered structure, where the fee payable relates to the value of the estate.

    38,364 signatures

  21. Ensure a new hospital is built central to all West Hertfordshire communities

    Government responded – 5 April 2017

    The reconfiguration of health services is a matter for the NHS locally and should be led by clinicians and patients. However, they must demonstrate all four reconfiguration tests have been met.

    10,493 signatures

  22. Make it a specific criminal offence to assault an HM Prison Officer.

    Government responded – 4 April 2017

    Assaults on Prison Officers 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.

    10,268 signatures

  23. Call on DEFRA to withdraw UK approval of A24 trap, sold in NZ to kill hedgehogs.

    Government responded – 3 April 2017

    The Goodnature A24 trap is not approved for use against hedgehogs in England. Where traps are used for other species, the trapper must ensure that offences against protected species are not committed.

    29,350 signatures

  24. MPs' salary rises to be restricted to the same as public sector workers by law

    Government responded – 31 March 2017

    MPs’ pay is set by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

    18,958 signatures

  25. Another Scottish independence referendum should not be allowed to happen

    Government responded – 30 March 2017

    The UK Government is clear that now is not the time for a second independence referendum.

    221,423 signatures

  26. Agree to a second referendum on Scottish Independence

    Government responded – 30 March 2017

    The UK Government is clear that now is not the time for a second independence referendum.

    38,515 signatures

  27. The Legalization of all forms of cannabis for recreational and medicinal use.

    Government responded – 30 March 2017

    The Government has no intention of legalising cannabis. Any product containing cannabis would remain subject to the same regulatory framework that applies to all medicines.

    12,368 signatures

  28. Ensure the British fishing waters are returned to the UK post Brexit

    Government responded – 24 March 2017

    On leaving the EU, the UK will control fisheries access in its Exclusive Economic Zone and manage those waters in accordance with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

    56,747 signatures

  29. Raise the Speed limit on Motorways in the UK from 70mph to 90mph.

    Government responded – 23 March 2017

    The Department for Transport has not carried out detailed investigations of the potential economic, safety and environmental impacts of raising the maximum speed limit on motorways to 90mph.

    22,561 signatures

  30. Stop Northern Rail from introducing Driver-Only operation.

    Government responded – 23 March 2017

    This is a matter for Northern Rail. Trains with doors operated by drivers have been operating safely across the UK for over 30 years, and have been safety approved by the independent rail regulator.

    11,965 signatures

  31. If House of Lords frustrates Article 50 then hold referendum on future of Lords

    Government responded – 23 March 2017

    The House of Lords plays an important role in scrutinising and checking legislation and holding the Government to account.The Prime Minister has confirmed that Article 50 will be triggered on 29 March

    10,969 signatures

  32. Properly fund the NHS and scrap the proposed STP programme.

    Government responded – 23 March 2017

    The Government is investing an extra £10 billion to the NHS by 2020-21, supporting it in delivering the necessary changes needed to ensure the longer term sustainability of the health and care system.

    10,462 signatures

  33. I would like non-halal meat in all chain restaurants & for halal to be labelled.

    Government responded – 22 March 2017

    The Government believes that consumers should have the necessary information available to them to make an informed choice about their food.

    17,694 signatures

  34. Car insurance is compulsory therefore it should be nationalised

    Government responded – 21 March 2017

    The Government is taking action to tackle high insurance premiums caused by fraudulent and expensive whiplash claims.

    28,605 signatures

  35. This petition calls for a total ban on the use of packs of hounds for hunting

    Government responded – 17 March 2017

    The Government has a manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act 2004 on a free vote with a government bill in government time.

    16,748 signatures

  36. Make paying rent enough proof that you are able meet mortgage repayments

    Government responded – 17 March 2017

    Lenders must consider a range of factors when assessing a mortgage application. Meeting rental payments is not sufficient in itself to demonstrate affordability over the lifetime of the loan.

    147,216 signatures

  37. To be given a choice to be fitted with an ICD when diagnosed with Brugada.

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    We are very sorry to hear of the death of the petitioner’s partner and extend our condolences. It is a matter for the responsible clinician whether an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is fitted.

    10,484 signatures

  38. Abolish the House of Lords if it delays Brexit.

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    The House of Lords plays an important role in scrutinising and checking legislation and holding the Government to account. We are confident that Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March.

    14,560 signatures

  39. Do not discriminate against drivers of diesel cars

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    The Government will consult soon on a new plan to reduce NO2. Diesel vehicles are likely to continue to play a role in the fleet mix in certain circumstances.

    19,700 signatures

  40. Abolish the House of Lords

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    The House of Lords plays an important role in scrutinising and checking legislation and holding the Government to account. Comprehensive reform of the Lords is not a priority in this Parliament.

    11,542 signatures

  41. Make LGBTQ+ sex education compulsory within the national curriculum.

    Government responded – 15 March 2017

    We want relationships and sex education (RSE) to be relevant for LGBT young people. We are working to improve the quality of RSE, introducing compulsory RSE and reviewing its content and practice.

    11,555 signatures

  42. Make offering Gay Conversion Therapy a criminal offence in the UK

    Government responded – 15 March 2017

    This Government does not believe that being lesbian, gay or bisexual is an illness to be treated.

    34,945 signatures

  43. Abolished fees for Naturalisation for Polish people working in UK over 5 years.

    Government responded – 15 March 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.

    31,329 signatures

  44. Fund Research into Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Government responded – 14 March 2017

    The Government recognises the need to support research into rare diseases including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and is committed to the implementation of the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases.

    13,315 signatures

  45. Allow retired dependent parents of British citizens in U.K

    Government responded – 13 March 2017

    The Immigration Rules for adult dependent relatives provide a route for those who require a level of long-term personal care that can only be provided in the UK by their relative here.

    26,733 signatures

  46. Pay £350m per week to NHS or re-run EU Referendum

    Government responded – 13 March 2017

    The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by an Act of Parliament.

    41,320 signatures

  47. Save the 'Children's nurse' degree course. Our Children & Young People need us

    Government responded – 10 March 2017

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has informed the Government that it is not seeking to change the four fields of nursing in a consultation this Summer.

    17,046 signatures

  48. Do not abandon the Dubs Scheme for refugee children

    Government responded – 10 March 2017

    This Government has and will continue to contribute significantly to hosting, supporting and protecting the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis; we are proud of our contribution.

    18,947 signatures

  49. For Parliament to ban the non-stun slaughter of animals in the UK.

    Government responded – 9 March 2017

    The Government has a manifesto commitment to “protect methods of religious slaughter”. We remain committed to this.

    20,306 signatures

  50. Introduce Animal Health and Welfare to the school curriculum

    Government responded – 6 March 2017

    The primary science curriculum includes content about the basic needs of animals. Schools have the freedom to teach topics such as animal welfare in subjects like citizenship and PSHE.

    19,121 signatures

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