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249 petitions

  1. Make grey squirrel rescue exempt from Invasive Alien Species Order 2019

    Government responded – 18 January 2019

    The government takes the risks posed by invasive non-native species very seriously and is committed to taking robust action to improve biosecurity and protect our natural environment.

    36,832 signatures

  2. Repeal the EU Withdrawal Act to Prevent Accidental No-deal Brexit

    Government responded – 15 January 2019

    We do not want or expect no deal. The best way of avoiding it is for MPs to approve the deal. However, in the event of a no deal, the EU (Withdrawal) Act will be in place to ensure legal continuity.

    13,718 signatures

  3. Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

    Government responded – 14 January 2019

    The BBC has a duty to deliver impartial, accurate news coverage and content under its Charter. Perceived editorial bias at the BBC is a matter for Ofcom as the independent regulator, not government.

    12,436 signatures

  4. Set up Independent Pricing Watchdog to Stop Excessive Prices at the Fuel Pumps

    Government responded – 11 January 2019

    Government monitors fuel prices and both rises and falls in crude oil price reach the pumps within 7 weeks. A competitive market is the best way to keep prices low; a new regulator is not necessary.

    14,951 signatures

  5. Allow the British people to vote on cannabis legalisation

    Government responded – 9 January 2019

    This Government has no plans to legalise cannabis for recreational use, or to hold a vote on the legalisation of cannabis.

    14,138 signatures

  6. Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

    Government responded – 9 January 2019

    As primary educators, parents must be consulted on their school’s curriculum for Relationships, and Relationships and Sex Education and may request their child’s withdrawal from Sex Education.

    84,935 signatures

  7. Fund life saving Immunotherapy for lung cancer patients to more than 2 years

    Government responded – 8 January 2019

    It is a key Government priority that all patients have access to effective cancer treatments. Pembrolizumab is available to NHS patients with lung cancer in line with NICE’s guidance.

    10,242 signatures

  8. Cancel MPs' Christmas recess until a course of action over Brexit is agreed

    Government responded – 3 January 2019

    The House of Commons agreed recess dates on 20 March 2018. Members of Parliament will begin debate on the Prime Minister’s deal on the UK’s exit from the European Union in the week starting 7 January

    13,009 signatures

  9. Raise the Rate: increase the national funding rate for sixth form students

    Government responded – 2 January 2019

    We are aware of the pressures in the system and are looking carefully at the funding needs of 16-19 education and wider further education. We will consider this further as part of the Spending Review.

    12,959 signatures

  10. Ban face coverings in public

    Government responded – 21 December 2018

    The Government does not support a general ban on the wearing of face coverings in public.

    13,644 signatures

  11. Reverse changes to state pension age back to 65 for men and 60 for women

    Government responded – 20 December 2018

    There was a wide consultation on changes to State Pension age (SPa). Entitlement to State Pension is based on rules at the time of the claim.

    12,111 signatures

  12. Repeal the EU Copyright Directive, when the UK leaves the EU.

    Government responded – 20 December 2018

    We support Articles 11 and 13, which seek to ensure creators and producers are rewarded when their works are used online, but agree they must include safeguards for freedom of expression.

    27,936 signatures

  13. UK to refer Sri Lanka to ICC in March 2019

    Government responded – 19 December 2018

    The UK supports Sri Lanka’s commitments to the UNHRC through Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1 as the best way to establish truth, and to achieve justice, restitution and reconciliation.

    16,827 signatures

  14. Restrict the trade in, and private keeping of, dangerous wild animals

    Government responded – 17 December 2018

    A range of legislation relating to the welfare needs of wild animals kept by people (as well as public safety), and the licensing of sales and other activities has just been reviewed and tightened.

    13,580 signatures

  15. Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.

    Government responded – 14 December 2018

    The deal that we have reached with the EU is the right one for the United Kingdom. Leaving without a deal would risk uncertainty for the economy, for business and for citizens.

    339,039 signatures

  16. Grant a People's Vote if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement

    Government responded – 13 December 2018

    A clear majority of the electorate voted to leave the European Union. We must respect both the will of the British people, and the democratic process which delivered this result.

    133,755 signatures

  17. Ban the use of farrowing crates in the UK

    Government responded – 13 December 2018

    The Government aims to make farrowing crates unnecessary. Alternative farrowing systems in indoor production are insufficiently advanced. Approximately 60% of UK sows are in farrowing crates.

    10,495 signatures

  18. British National (Overseas) Citizens should be given full British Citizenship.

    Government responded – 12 December 2018

    There are no plans to amend the law in this respect.

    11,928 signatures

  19. Increase funding for schools

    Government responded – 11 December 2018

    We recognise schools are facing budgeting challenges and we are asking them to do more. We have increased funding by an extra £1.3bn across this year and next, over and above previous spending plans.

    39,020 signatures

  20. The UK should not agree the UN's Global Compact for Migration

    Government responded – 7 December 2018

    The Global Compact for Migration will support global co-operation on migration without affecting the sovereignty of all countries to control their own borders.

    130,228 signatures

  21. NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

    Government responded – 7 December 2018

    The Government urges Vertex Pharmaceuticals to fully re-engage with the NICE appraisal process and to accept the offer the NHS made in July.

    32,438 signatures

  22. Allow parents to take children out of school for 1 week a year during term time

    Government responded – 4 December 2018

    The Government wants every child to attend school regularly, and to confine absences to unavoidable causes. There is clear evidence that absence from school is linked to lower levels of attainment.

    25,716 signatures

  23. Put pressure on the Chinese Government over the treatment of Uyghur Muslims

    Government responded – 30 November 2018

    This is a priority area of concern in China. We have raised it at senior Ministerial level and at the UN. Along with other countries, we will continue to press China to change its approach.

    11,406 signatures

  24. Stop the detention of people with autism & learning disabilities in ATU’s

    Government responded – 30 November 2018

    We agree that people with autism and learning disabilities should not be inappropriately detained in mental health hospitals. The CQC will review the use of long-term segregation and seclusion

    22,580 signatures

  25. Make it a legal requirement to have a second safety critical person on trains

    Government responded – 30 November 2018

    Driver Only Operation (DOO) and Driver Controlled Operation (DCO) have been used on the network for over 30 years and over 50% of all passenger journeys are now on such train services.

    27,641 signatures

  26. Save Our Parks

    Government responded – 29 November 2018

    The Government recognises the value of parks in providing inclusive and vibrant spaces. We are committed to safeguarding our parks and green spaces to ensure they have long and sustainable futures.

    20,058 signatures

  27. Require plant-based options suitable for vegans on public sector menus every day

    Government responded – 28 November 2018

    Public sector canteens are happy to cater for people with special dietary needs including those eating a vegan diet.

    18,404 signatures

  28. Leave the EU now

    Government responded – 27 November 2018

    EU leaders have now endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. We have made decisive progress.

    66,972 signatures

  29. Ban all ISIS members from returning to UK

    Government responded – 27 November 2018

    British citizenship can be removed if it does not render the individual stateless. Any risk posed by those who return from Syria will be managed and they may be investigated for criminal offences.

    12,794 signatures

  30. Stop Brexit if supplies of vital medication can't be guaranteed.

    Government responded – 23 November 2018

    Government is working with pharmaceutical companies, the MHRA and the NHS to ensure the supply of critical medicines so that patients continue to receive the high standards of care that they expect.

    15,106 signatures


    Government responded – 22 November 2018

    The people of the United Kingdom gave a clear instruction to leave the European Union. The Government respects that decision.

    110,079 signatures

  32. Ban the sale of products containing unsustainably sourced palm oil in the UK

    Government responded – 22 November 2018

    Government and signatories of the UK Statement on Sustainable Production of Palm Oil have achieved a high level of success in working towards 100% sourcing of credibly certified sustainable palm oil.

    89,802 signatures

  33. Investigate what more can be done to tackle van theft and van tool theft.

    Government responded – 22 November 2018

    The Government takes these crimes very seriously. There are robust penalties in law to deal with theft and we are supporting the police to explore what more can be done to tackle stolen goods markets.

    38,103 signatures

  34. Stop Fracking in the UK

    Government responded – 21 November 2018

    We will only allow shale gas extraction to take place in the UK if it is safe, and our world leading regulations will ensure that this is the case.

    13,636 signatures

  35. Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

    Government responded – 21 November 2018

    Government takes the issue of safety of fireworks very seriously. Legislation is in place to control their sale, use and misuse. We have no plans to change legislation.

    297,503 signatures

  36. Ban the use of fireworks unless it’s a controlled and / or organised event

    Government responded – 21 November 2018

    Government takes the issue of safety of fireworks very seriously. Legislation is in place to control their sale, use and misuse. We have no plans to change legislation.

    22,459 signatures

  37. UK government to integrate all rights in UN CEDAW Convention into domestic law.

    Government responded – 20 November 2018

    The United Kingdom is a recognised world leader in gender equality and the Government is committed to tackling the major injustices that hold women back.

    14,733 signatures

  38. anybody caught carrying a knife/gun serve a mandatory life with 10 year minimum

    Government responded – 19 November 2018

    The Government is determined to tackle the possession of weapons. Under the current law, anyone who continues to carry a knife or gun can expect to face a custodial sentence.

    12,741 signatures

  39. Declare a Climate Emergency, end fossil fuel use and build community resilience.

    Government responded – 15 November 2018

    Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today, and we are committed to reducing emissions and building resilience at home and internationally.

    25,661 signatures

  40. Free Parking for all NHS Staff at Hospitals in England

    Government responded – 13 November 2018

    Upkeep and management of car parks in NHS Trusts in England is funded through parking fees; not patient care budgets. Any additional revenue goes to patient services. Staff often receive reduced fees.

    24,023 signatures

  41. We want our Government to follow the lead of Australia & ban commercial sunbeds

    Government responded – 13 November 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care takes the risks to health of ultraviolet radiation seriously, including exposure through use of sunbeds.

    15,368 signatures

  42. Protect library services by ringfencing government funding for libraries.

    Government responded – 8 November 2018

    The Government is committed to supporting a sustainable long-term future for libraries. Councils retain flexibility over funding decisions so libraries can be resilient and equipped to meet local need

    31,894 signatures

  43. Reduce VAT to 5% on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings.

    Government responded – 8 November 2018

    We recognise the valuable contribution to UK Heritage made by owners of listed buildings. We continue to promote our country’s heritage and we will ensure that everyone can enjoy and benefit from it.

    11,851 signatures

  44. Require supermarkets to offer a plastic-free option for all their fruit & veg.

    Government responded – 7 November 2018

    We are working with retailers and the Waste and Resources Action Programme to explore the potential for the introduction of plastic-free initiatives in supermarkets in which fresh food is sold loose.

    128,001 signatures

  45. Stop possible second referendum on E.U. membership

    Government responded – 6 November 2018

    A clear majority of the electorate voted to leave the European Union. We must respect both the will of the British people, and the democratic process which delivered this result.

    133,801 signatures

  46. Make the uk armed forces pensions tax free.

    Government responded – 5 November 2018

    All pensions in payment are taxed as income at the relevant rate, including the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and other public sector pension schemes.

    18,676 signatures

  47. Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

    Government responded – 1 November 2018

    We are funding priorities in further education including new T Levels, and looking at the needs of colleges ahead of the Spending Review. However colleges are not in scope for school pay arrangements.

    69,723 signatures

  48. Ban the EU flag from UK Armed Forces uniforms.

    Government responded – 31 October 2018

    When UK Armed Forces contribute to multinational military operations they wear the insignia of that force. This is the case for all operations they serve on, including NATO, UN and EU operations.

    17,702 signatures

  49. Review the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 and DEFRA Guidance notes

    Government responded – 31 October 2018

    The requirements on boarding only apply to those operating commercially and we continue to work closely with key stakeholders to ensure the licensing requirements are clear and consistent

    19,652 signatures


    Government responded – 29 October 2018

    It is already good practice for local authorities and Highways England to scan any cat or dog found on our streets so that the owner can be informed.

    38,397 signatures

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