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45 petitions

  1. Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.

    Government responded – 13 December 2017

    The Government shares the public’s outrage and welcomes the Libyan government’s commitment to investigate these reports and to ensure that those involved are brought to justice.

    265,244 signatures

  2. No more taxpayers money to be paid to the EU as part of any Brexit deal

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    The Government is focused on securing the best possible deal as we leave the EU. The financial implications of the UK's withdrawal can only be resolved as part of the settlement of all exit issues.

    13,367 signatures

  3. Introduce an Act of Parliament supporting ADHD adults and children (ADHD Act)

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    The NHS Act 2006, the Care Act 2014, and the Children and Families Act 2014 provide a robust statutory framework for supporting people with ADHD, backed by investment in mental health services.

    10,967 signatures

  4. Abolish the 0.7% GDP target for Foreign Aid

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    Our aid commitment – which is enshrined in law - increases Britain’s global influence and allows us to shape the world around us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.

    19,431 signatures

  5. Legalise cannabis for medical and recreational use.

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    This Government has no plans to legalise cannabis. Raw cannabis is not recognised in the UK as having any medicinal benefit.

    14,834 signatures

  6. Do not extend IR35 legislation to the private sector.

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    The government will consult on how to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector, drawing on the experience of recent public sector reform.

    14,083 signatures

  7. Make offering gay conversion therapy a criminal offence

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    The Government totally condemns any attempt to treat being gay, lesbian or bisexual as an illness. However, the Government does not believe creating a criminal offence is the right way forward.

    11,741 signatures

  8. Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

    Government responded – 28 November 2017

    While some fur products may never be legally imported into the UK the Government’s view is that national bans are less effective than working at an international level on animal welfare standards.

    26,983 signatures

  9. The Government must publish their consultation on social care by early 2018.

    Government responded – 24 November 2017

    On 16 November 2017, the Government set out plans to publish a Green Paper by summer 2018 presenting its proposals to reform care and support for older people.

    18,810 signatures

  10. Teach black history In History lessons

    Government responded – 23 November 2017

    The national curriculum gives examples of black history topics, which schools may teach at each key stage.

    17,604 signatures

  11. Stop the Common Fisheries Policy being adopted into UK law post-Brexit.

    Government responded – 21 November 2017

    When the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy.

    43,404 signatures

  12. Ban Driven Grouse Shooting

    Government responded – 17 November 2017

    Defra is working with key interested parties to ensure the sustainable management of the uplands, balancing environmental and economic benefits, which includes the role of sustainable grouse shooting.

    20,010 signatures

  13. Investigate covert foreign interference in the EU referendum

    Government responded – 16 November 2017

    As the Prime Minister stated in her speech at Mansion House on 13th November 2017, the first duty of Government is to safeguard the nation.

    18,944 signatures

  14. Abolish Universal Credits before it puts majority of the UK in poverty

    Government responded – 15 November 2017

    Universal Credit is simplifying the system to ensure that work always pays and more people are moving into work as a result. Personalised support is available and targeted at those that need it most.

    14,262 signatures

  15. Impose 5% levy on the Premier League’s broadcasting rights back into grassroots

    Government responded – 8 November 2017

    As set out in “Sporting Future” the Government’s strategy for sport, grassroots football will benefit from at least £100m a year from the Premier League – double the previous commitment.

    16,067 signatures

  16. Save Local Remembrance Sunday Parades

    Government responded – 8 November 2017

    Decisions on road closures have always been a local matter – and this has not changed. The Government does not intervene in the way that road closures are managed for Remembrance Sunday Parades.

    13,880 signatures

  17. Stop the cuts to the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy's amphibious assault ships

    Government responded – 6 November 2017

    A cross-Government review of national security capabilities is being conducted to ensure future investment is unified and efficient. No decisions have been made and the media articles are speculation.

    23,476 signatures

  18. If no agreement to leave the European Union is reached, Article 50 be withdrawn

    Government responded – 1 November 2017

    The United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and the Government will deliver on this instruction. We approach these negotiations anticipating success. Our notification will not be withdrawn.

    23,440 signatures

  19. House of Commons vote on whether Brexit should be cancelled.

    Government responded – 1 November 2017

    The British people voted to leave the EU, and the Government will deliver on their instruction. Parliament has been, and will continue to be, fully involved in the process of leaving the EU.

    13,357 signatures

  20. Make it law that all cats injured/ killed by a vehicle are checked for a chip.

    Government responded – 1 November 2017

    It is best practice for authorities who find injured or deceased pets to have them removed and scanned so that the owner can be informed if possible.

    20,054 signatures

  21. To create a law for road side safety when recovering vehicles.

    Government responded – 30 October 2017

    The Government considers there is robust regulation in place that includes provisions for the safety of workers on the roadside, including roadside recovery drivers.

    11,614 signatures

  22. Ban balloon and sky lantern releases.

    Government responded – 30 October 2017

    The Government considers the current regulatory regime, supported by existing information and guidance, effective and proportionate.

    43,228 signatures

  23. Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

    Government responded – 27 October 2017

    Government takes the issue of firework safety very seriously. There is legislation in place that controls the sale, use and misuse of fireworks; we have no plans to extend this further.

    108,635 signatures

  24. Make Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) illegal in the UK

    Government responded – 27 October 2017

    Shale gas could provide a new domestic source of gas, reducing our need for imports, and providing local jobs. There are robust regulations in place to ensure it is extracted safely.

    20,393 signatures

  25. Change the law to ban the resale of tickets for more than their face value

    Government responded – 26 October 2017

    We have put in place measures to tackle unacceptable behaviour in the ticketing market. Price caps would not work.

    22,007 signatures

  26. Adapt gambling laws to include gambling in video games which targets children.

    Government responded – 25 October 2017

    The Gambling Commission has strong powers to regulate gambling and is monitoring convergence between gambling and video games closely. The government is committed to protecting children from harm.

    16,555 signatures

  27. Update the UK Traffic Signs Regulations to a geometrically correct football

    Government responded – 24 October 2017

    The Government considers the current football symbol has a clear meaning and is understood by the public. Changing the design to show accurate geometry is not appropriate in this context.

    21,988 signatures

  28. Layla's Law Vaccinate all UK children against Meningitis B strain (MenB).

    Government responded – 23 October 2017

    The UK became the first country to have a national publicly-funded infant MenB vaccination programme using the vaccine Bexsero®. Based on expert advice, it offers protection to those at highest risk.

    11,618 signatures

  29. The Government must publish its own Brexit Impact/Risk Assessments

    Government responded – 23 October 2017

    As Parliament agreed, we will not publish anything that would undermine our ability to negotiate the best deal for Britain.

    22,909 signatures

  30. Pay health care students for placement hours.

    Government responded – 23 October 2017

    The NMC state that Student nurses undertaking practice learning are supernumerary. Students may perform limited clinical duties as part of training but they are not contracted to provide nursing care.

    20,416 signatures

  31. No referendum on the final deal for the UK to remain in the European Union.

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    On 23 June 2016 the British people voted to leave the European Union. The UK Government is clear that it is now its duty to implement the will of the people and so there will be no second referendum.

    13,994 signatures

  32. Abolish the TV Licence

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    A licence is required to watch or receive television programmes and is not a fee for BBC services. The government will maintain the BBC funding model for the duration of this Charter period.

    13,758 signatures

  33. Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    BSL was recognised as a language in its own right by the UK government in 2003. Whilst it is not a mandatory part of the curriculum, schools are free to teach it if they choose to do so.

    24,817 signatures

  34. Leave the EU immediately

    Government responded – 17 October 2017

    The country voted to leave the EU, and this Government respects that. A smooth and orderly exit is in the interest of both the UK and the EU.

    117,351 signatures

  35. End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

    Government responded – 16 October 2017

    Government has a Manifesto commitment “as we leave the European Union, we can take early steps to control the export of live farm animals for slaughter” and will be considering options in this context

    49,249 signatures

  36. Stop NHS England from removing herbal and homeopathic medicines

    Government responded – 12 October 2017

    It is for local NHS organisations to decide on the commissioning and funding of these healthcare treatments. NHS England’s consultation on low value prescription items includes homeopathic treatments

    24,987 signatures

  37. Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

    Government responded – 12 October 2017

    The Government is investing more in childcare than ever before. Tax free childcare is one part of that childcare support and is fairer and better targeted than vouchers.

    113,572 signatures

  38. Cancel HS2 immediately and repeal the 2013 and 2017 High Speed Rail Acts.

    Government responded – 11 October 2017

    HS2 will provide new rail network capacity, drive economic growth, create jobs and investment, train the next generation of engineers and better connect our major cities. It is on time and on budget.

    22,531 signatures

  39. Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

    Government responded – 9 October 2017

    Public sector workers deserve to have fulfilling jobs that are fairly rewarded. On 12 September we announced a move away from the 1% public sector pay policy, towards a more flexible approach on pay.

    147,687 signatures

  40. End the animal cruelty laws exemptions for halal and shechita slaughter houses

    Government responded – 6 October 2017

    The Government would like all animals stunned at slaughter. However, we also respect the rights of the Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs.

    21,040 signatures

  41. Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).

    Government responded – 4 October 2017

    The UK is seriously concerned with recent events in Rakhine. We are working closely with partners on the international community’s response.

    29,998 signatures

  42. Fund research into pediatric brain cancer & earlier access to experimental drugs

    Government responded – 4 October 2017

    We have set up a Department of Health Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research to discuss how we can address the need to increase the level and impact of research into brain tumours.

    18,930 signatures

  43. Hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal

    Government responded – 28 September 2017

    On 23 June 2016 the British people voted to leave the European Union. The UK Government is clear that it is now its duty to implement the will of the people and so there will be no second referendum.

    138,313 signatures

  44. Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

    Government responded – 27 September 2017

    Since 1995 the Government has gone to significant lengths to communicate SPa changes. There will be no further concessions on this issue to avoid placing an unfair burden on working age people.

    109,819 signatures

  45. Reduce the age of Mandatory Mammograms to age 25-30

    Government responded – 26 September 2017

    The Government is committed to helping detect, treat and reduce the number of lives lost to invasive breast cancer. Evidence for the effectiveness of screening women under 50 is limited.

    23,951 signatures

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