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389 petitions

  1. 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.

    16,729 signatures

  2. 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.

    12,924 signatures

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    10,904 signatures

  8. 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.

    11,480 signatures

  9. 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.

    128,344 signatures

  10. 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.

    11,456 signatures

  11. 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.

    10,440 signatures

  12. 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

  13. 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.

    26,524 signatures

  14. 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

  15. Stop Postal Votes except for the elderly and disabled

    Government responded – 24 June 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.

    20,231 signatures

  16. 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.

    76,245 signatures

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

    Government responded – 24 June 2019

    In May 2018 the Government announced £40 million over five years for brain tumour research as part of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. This includes funding for childhood brain tumour research.

    36,397 signatures

  18. Investigate Atos PIP assessments.

    Government responded – 20 June 2019

    We are committed to ensuring individuals receive high quality, objective and accurate assessments and we work extensively with providers to ensure the quality of service is continuously improved.

    12,583 signatures

  19. 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.

    10,930 signatures

  20. 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.

    166,973 signatures

  21. 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.

    46,166 signatures

  22. 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.

    12,270 signatures

  23. 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.

    13,736 signatures

  24. 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.

    11,391 signatures

  25. 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.

    11,388 signatures

  26. Change Settlement Status from Application to Registration.

    Government responded – 7 June 2019

    EU citizens are our friends, family and neighbours and we want them to stay. The EU Settlement Scheme makes it easy for them to confirm their right to do so – over 750,000 people have already applied.

    16,060 signatures

  27. Repeal the Yvette Cooper/Oliver Letwin Act

    Government responded – 31 May 2019

    The Government did not support this Act nor the manner in which it was passed. It remains Government policy that it is in the UK’s best interest to leave the EU with a deal as soon as possible.

    57,988 signatures

  28. Ban animal glue traps

    Government responded – 28 May 2019

    The use of glue traps is a lawful method of pest control in England. The onus is on operators to act within the law by ensuring that their activities do not cause any unnecessary suffering.

    13,815 signatures

  29. Have another general election

    Government responded – 22 May 2019

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

    10,912 signatures

  30. With 'notice to proceed' delayed again, halt all HS2 enabling work immediately.

    Government responded – 21 May 2019

    Enabling works on HS2 in Buckinghamshire continue to be carried out to ensure that construction of the railway can proceed smoothly once HS2 Ltd have received final authorisation from the Government.

    18,518 signatures

  31. Revoke permission given for beagle breeding centre in Hull for animal testing

    Government responded – 20 May 2019

    The Secretary of state is unable to use his powers to revoke planning permission for the dog breeding facility at the Field Station in Grimston, Hull as the facility is built and operational.

    45,763 signatures

  32. Make it law to scan microchips routinely on current & new patients at the vets.

    Government responded – 20 May 2019

    The Government agrees that it is good practice for veterinary practices to scan dogs that are presented to them and particularly for the first time.

    12,590 signatures

  33. Guaranteed help at A&E to prevent avoidable deaths from suicide

    Government responded – 16 May 2019

    We are rolling-out liaison mental health teams in every acute hospital by 2020 to ensure that people who present at hospital with mental health needs get the care and treatment they need.

    11,250 signatures

  34. Pay Carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage

    Government responded – 16 May 2019

    Carer’s Allowance is not a wage, but it does provide some recognition of the valuable care being provided to support disabled loved ones live more independently. 2022/23 forecast real spend is £3.5bn.

    17,320 signatures

  35. Give Parliament a vote on whether Article 50 should be revoked

    Government responded – 15 May 2019

    This Government will not revoke Article 50. It will not therefore put the issue of revocation before Parliament. Instead the Government remains committed to honouring the result of the 2016 referendum

    10,686 signatures

  36. Price cap on flight tickets and holidays during school holidays

    Government responded – 14 May 2019

    The Department is sympathetic to families looking forward to a holiday, but flight prices are a matter for airlines. Travel is a competitive market with higher prices during periods of high demand.

    31,220 signatures

  37. Re-instate nursing bursary and scrap tuition fees.

    Government responded – 14 May 2019

    The tuition fee model means universities can offer more nursing places and students can access more funding than under the bursary system, and there are no plans to reinstate the bursary.

    22,768 signatures

  38. To introduce a law that recognises Parental Alienation as a criminal offence.

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    We do not believe that it is necessary to introduce a criminal offence against parents who alienate their child against the other parent as the court can take effective action against such behaviour.

    13,470 signatures

  39. Make PE a core subject from KS1-KS5 with a minimum of 2hrs allocated weekly

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    It is important all schools teach PE which, since 2014, has been the only national curriculum foundation subject mandatory at all 4 key stages. We have no current plans to change the curriculum.

    16,263 signatures

  40. The Government to make representations on behalf of Andrew Neal in UAE

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    The UK is providing consular assistance to Andrew Neal who awaits trial in Abu Dhabi. We continue to support his family in the UAE and the UK. We remain in regular contact with the UAE authorities.

    11,109 signatures

  41. Provide 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months.

    Government responded – 8 May 2019

    The Government currently offers a broad range of childcare support and has no plans to extend the package of free childcare entitlement schemes to working parents of children over 9 months.

    144,670 signatures

  42. Grant the brown hare protection under S5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

    Government responded – 2 May 2019

    The hare population in the UK is stable. As brown hares are already protected by legislation and industry-led initiatives, we do not see a need for additional legal protection.

    12,346 signatures

  43. Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

    Government responded – 2 May 2019

    Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges we face. Nature-based solutions are key to tackling climate change. The Government is deploying such solutions to improve our natural environment.

    105,575 signatures

  44. Introduce legal immunity for UK soldiers after a war or conflict ends

    Government responded – 1 May 2019

    The Government is considering proposals to enhance legal protections for Service personnel.

    37,460 signatures

  45. Request a Royal Commission to review Parliamentary and electoral systems of U.K.

    Government responded – 18 June 2019

    The Government has no plan to request a Royal Commission to review our electoral system. We continue to keep the electoral system under review to ensure our democratic processes work for everyone.

    19,040 signatures

  46. Install microplastic filters on new washing machines as standard

    Government responded – 29 April 2019

    The Government takes the safety of consumers and the environment very seriously. Washing machines must comply with legal safety requirements that protect people animals and property from safety risks.

    16,130 signatures

  47. Increase funding for multi-disciplinary treatment centres for FND Patients.

    Government responded – 29 April 2019

    The funding and planning of services for patients with FNDs is a local matter. Patients with FND should receive appropriate assessment and support with access to specialists as appropriate.

    10,876 signatures

  48. Hold an immediate independence referendum for Scotland (Indy Ref 2)

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    In 2014 people in Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. That result should be respected.

    11,615 signatures

  49. Grant legal protection to Swallow, Swift and Martin nest sites not just nests.

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    Birds that habitually use the same nests have their nests protected year round. Swallows, swifts and martins may return to sites but nest elsewhere. It is practical to protect nests while in use.

    73,059 signatures

  50. Automatic DLA renewal for Children under 16 with lifelong medical conditions

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    Renewals, at appropriate frequencies, are an important feature in Child Disability Living Allowance which ensure that individuals receive the right financial support at the right time.

    14,346 signatures

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