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235 petitions

  1. 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.

    66,780 signatures

  2. 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.

    118,803 signatures

  3. 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

  4. 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.

    11,400 signatures

  5. 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.

    30,980 signatures

  6. 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.

    126,408 signatures

  7. 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.

    25,009 signatures

  8. 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.

    25,252 signatures

  9. 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

  10. 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

    19,939 signatures

  11. 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.

    26,340 signatures

  12. 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.

    17,985 signatures

  13. 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.

    14,331 signatures

  14. 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.

    66,870 signatures

  15. 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.

    11,376 signatures

  16. 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.

    11,524 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.

    65,496 signatures

  18. 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

  19. 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.

    37,232 signatures

  20. 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.

    13,361 signatures

  21. 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.

    295,313 signatures

  22. 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.

    22,327 signatures

  23. 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.

    14,275 signatures

  24. 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

  25. 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.

    24,504 signatures

  26. 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.

    23,378 signatures

  27. 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.

    15,165 signatures

  28. 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

    31,469 signatures

  29. 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.

    11,821 signatures

  30. 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.

    127,695 signatures

  31. 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.

    124,667 signatures

  32. 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

  33. 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.

    66,931 signatures

  34. 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.

    12,154 signatures

  35. 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

    18,938 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.

    33,907 signatures

  37. Mandatory EHCPs for children with Autism.

    Government responded – 30 October 2018

    The widely ranging needs of the children and young people on the autistic spectrum are best met by the current graduated SEN system, rather than one requiring mandatory EHC plans for all.

    11,860 signatures

  38. Stop commercial reps from targeting new mothers on postnatal wards

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    The Government expects NHS providers to have regard for the General Data Protection Regulations and to have procedures that ensure the privacy and dignity of mothers in maternity wards is respected.

    13,717 signatures

  39. Ban Greyhound Racing

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    The Government has no plans to ban greyhound racing. While DEFRA is aware of concerns about racing and retired greyhounds we believe these problems can be addressed by means other than a ban.

    16,835 signatures

  40. Increase funding for dementia research to find effective treatments.

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    Dementia remains a key priority for the Government. We are on track to exceed the pledge to invest £300 million between 2015 and 2020 and continue to fund research for dementia treatments and cures.

    21,082 signatures

  41. Change business rates for child care providers and make them zero VAT rated.

    Government responded – 25 October 2018

    The government is currently unable to change the VAT treatment of child care providers under EU law, whilst it has delivered a package of business rates relief that is worth £10bn by 2023.

    10,915 signatures

  42. Allow students to register at two GPs

    Government responded – 24 October 2018

    GP practices must provide urgent and immediately necessary treatment, from 8am to 6.30pm, to anyone, regardless of whether they are registered at the practice.

    26,711 signatures

  43. Increase funding & testing of pulmonary fibrosis & idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Government responded – 24 October 2018

    Reducing deaths from lung disease is a key NHS priority. NHS England funds specialist services for pulmonary fibrosis and is developing a new long-term plan to improve respiratory care.

    10,932 signatures

  44. Organise a rescue plan to prevent the avoidable overnight closure of PRH’s A&E

    Government responded – 23 October 2018

    The Trust with NHS support is making every effort to avoid overnight closure of Telford’s A&E, but has plans in place if it is unavoidable. This is a temporary measure, to safeguard patients’ safety.

    32,438 signatures

  45. Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission

    Government responded – 23 October 2018

    Televised election debates are a matter for political parties. The Government has no plans to change electoral law to make the debates mandatory.

    123,791 signatures

  46. Scrap The Forestry Commission Licence Agreements With Fox & Hare Hunts

    Government responded – 17 October 2018

    Trail hunting is a legitimate activity. The Forestry Commission only permits trail hunting on its land under strictly controlled agreements.

    12,360 signatures

  47. Re-instate nursing bursaries

    Government responded – 15 October 2018

    The are no plans to reintroduce bursaries, which resulted in many students being turned away from a nursing career. We are supporting universities to fill extra places created through these reforms.

    54,061 signatures

  48. Make bullying a criminal offence

    Government responded – 8 October 2018

    Laws are already in place to protect people when bullying behaviour constitutes a criminal offence. The government does not plan to introduce additional legislation for bullying behaviour.

    18,145 signatures

  49. If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

    Government responded – 1 October 2018

    Whilst striking a deal with our EU partners remains the outcome we expect, ‘no deal’ plans are well-developed and we stand ready to make a success of Brexit, whatever the outcome of our negotiations.

    110,134 signatures

  50. Revoke the BBC's Royal Charter.

    Government responded – 20 September 2018

    The government strongly believes the Royal Charter is the best framework to safeguard the BBC’s independence and ensure the broadcaster effectively serves all audiences.

    14,983 signatures

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