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365 petitions

  1. CCTV in ALL dementia care facilities by LAW.

    Government responded – 18 January 2017

    The Government does not object to the use of CCTV cameras in care homes on a case by case basis. Care home owners should consult with and seek the consent of residents and their families on their use.

    10,785 signatures

  2. No closures for legal routes for motorcycle trail riding without new provision.

    Government responded – 18 January 2017

    The Government believes that local highway authorities, which are responsible for the management of motor vehicles and unsealed routes, are best placed to develop local solutions for their area.

    10,556 signatures

  3. Ban all non-recyclable/non-compostable packaging in the UK

    Government responded – 17 January 2017

    The Government is committed to increasing recycling rates and recognises more needs to be done. We will continue to encourage the use of recycled materials in products and recycling by consumers.

    74,639 signatures

  4. Work with UK Sport to reinstate GB badminton funding for the next Olympic cycle

    Government responded – 17 January 2017

    Our strategic approach to elite sport is world class and we are committed to keeping up this momentum and supporting our athletes all the way to Tokyo.

    21,645 signatures

  5. The petition calls upon MPs not to repeal the European Communities Act 1972

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum provided for by an Act of Parliament. We are committed to implementing the democratic outcome of the referendum.

    10,454 signatures

  6. Free Commando Sergeant Alexander Blackman from jail

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    Sergeant Alexander Blackman’s case is the subject of an appeal and it would not be appropriate to comment on this specific issue while this legal process is on-going.

    11,666 signatures

  7. Stop Taxi's being allowed to work in areas they aren't licensed in.

    Government responded – 12 January 2017

    The Government’s priority in the licenced taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) trade is passenger safety. All licensed drivers, vehicles and PHV operators have met their local licensing standards.

    10,998 signatures

  8. British servicemen and women to have legal immunity from prosecution

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    We are proud of our Armed Forces, who are trained to act in accordance with the law. Allegations of a crime must be investigated, but we will take robust action where allegations are false.

    11,648 signatures

  9. Pass law to force employers to pay on time for freelance/contractual work.

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    A party acting in the course of a business can claim interest and reasonable recovery costs if another business is late paying for goods or a service.

    11,443 signatures

  10. United Kingdom to not leave the EU

    Government responded – 6 January 2017

    On 23rd June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum provided for by an Act of Parliament. We are committed to implementing the democratic outcome of the referendum.

    10,997 signatures

  11. Air-drop life saving aid into the starving cities in Syria.

    Government responded – 5 January 2017

    What is happening in Aleppo is a tragedy caused by the Syrian regime, Russia and Iran. We will continue to work with key international partners and the UN to help the people of Syria.

    142,208 signatures

  12. £15 National minimum wage for hgv drivers

    Government responded – 4 January 2017

    The Government sets the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to protect low income workers. There are no plans to introduce a rate specifically for HGV drivers.

    11,050 signatures

  13. Fast track naturalisation for EU citizens resident in the UK longer than 5 years

    Government responded – 28 December 2016

    The Government wants to protect the status of EU citizens in the UK, subject to reciprocal protection for British citizens living in other EU countries.

    13,626 signatures

  14. Teachers salaries should reflect the 50 plus hours they work a week.

    Government responded – 23 December 2016

    The most recent data from the OECD shows teachers in England are paid above the OECD average but we recognise we need to do more to empower teachers and school leaders to challenge unproductive tasks.

    14,188 signatures

  15. Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.

    Government responded – 20 December 2016

    Schools are required to identify the special educational needs of children including arranging for necessary tests. Conditions such as dyslexia may be diagnosed by clinical professionals.

    11,841 signatures

  16. Save our Bass: do not water down the proposal to ban nets.

    Government responded – 20 December 2016

    The UK secured emergency measures to conserve bass in 2015. For 2017 we sought a package to reduce commercial catches, minimise discards and argued for proportionate allowance for recreational angling

    11,652 signatures

  17. Make a legal requirement for papers to print corrections at same size as errors.

    Government responded – 14 December 2016

    The Government is committed to independent press self-regulation and does not interfere with decisions taken by press regulators.

    14,737 signatures

  18. Stop the down grading of Macclesfield hospital, keeping full service provision.

    Government responded – 13 December 2016

    The NHS is working across Cheshire and Merseyside to develop plans to transform health and care in the area. Local NHS leaders announced 25 November that Macclesfield Hospital will retain A&E.

    10,163 signatures

  19. Put a max of £1200 on car insurance for 18-25 year olds

    Government responded – 13 December 2016

    By strengthening the way that people learn to drive and are tested and by tackling insurance fraud this Government is helping bear down on the cost of insurance for new and inexperienced drivers.

    145,559 signatures

  20. Set up Independent Pump-Watch body to monitor and regulate vehicle fuel pricing

    Government responded – 8 December 2016

    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.

    29,755 signatures

  21. Support Live Music Venues by preventing inappropriate complaints being actioned

    Government responded – 7 December 2016

    Music venues are a vibrant and vital part of the music ecosystem and economy and government will continue to support and promote an environment in which UK’s live music industry can carry on thriving

    13,330 signatures

  22. Put a VEGAN meal on every school, college, university, hospital and prison menu.

    Government responded – 7 December 2016

    Individual institutions are responsible for the nutrition of their members and being aware of health, religious, cultural and ethical choices: and doing all they can to facilitate that choice.

    13,094 signatures

  23. SEN budgets need to be ring fenced for children's education not LA legal fees.

    Government responded – 1 December 2016

    Funding for education has not been cut. The total high needs funding block is over £5 billion and £92.5 million extra funding has been allocated this year to pay for support for children with SEN.

    10,877 signatures

  24. Suspend the Myanmar Ambassador for Genocide of Rohingya Muslims.

    Government responded – 1 December 2016

    The UK is deeply concerned by Rohingya persecution, including recent violence. We have called for restraint, humanitarian access and an investigation. Allegations of genocide are for courts to decide.

    63,311 signatures

  25. Ban Palm Oil in products produced or sold in the UK

    Government responded – 29 November 2016

    In 2012 Defra published a statement on sustainable palm oil production, setting out the UK’s ambition to work towards achieving 100% sourcing of credibly certified sustainable oil by the end of 2015.

    33,432 signatures

  26. Repeal the new Surveillance laws (Investigatory Powers Act)

    Government responded – 29 November 2016

    The Investigatory Powers Act dramatically increases transparency around the use of investigatory powers. It protects both privacy and security and underwent unprecedented scrutiny before becoming law.

    207,058 signatures

  27. End the Fit For Work tests as not fit for purpose, and investigate 9,580 deaths.

    Government responded – 28 November 2016

    We are consulting on how to improve the Work Capability Assessment especially for those with the most severe health conditions and disabilities. Please tell us what you think through the consultation.

    16,914 signatures

  28. Save State-Funded Nursery Schools

    Government responded – 24 November 2016

    We want maintained nursery schools to be sustainable for the long-term. We will provide £55m a year of supplementary funding for them for at least 2 years and consult on their future in due course.

    25,529 signatures

  29. Commit to healthcare arrangements for British pensioners living in the EU

    Government responded – 23 November 2016

    During this negotiation we will seek to ensure the best possible outcome for the British people. However, it would be wrong to set out unilateral positions in advance of the negotiating process.

    10,394 signatures

  30. Force child cancer to the forefront of the NHS and government funding schemes.

    Government responded – 22 November 2016

    The independent Cancer Taskforce’s five-year plan Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020 (July 2015), includes recommendations on children and young people.

    116,990 signatures

  31. Close all retail on boxing day, retail isn't needed on boxing day!

    Government responded – 22 November 2016

    We do not believe it is for central Government to tell businesses how to run their shops or how best to serve their customers. Therefore we are not proposing to ban shops from opening on Boxing Day.

    143,562 signatures

  32. For the Home Office to hold an inquiry into the battle of Orgreave

    Government responded – 21 November 2016

    The Home Secretary announced to Parliament on 31 October her decision not to establish an inquiry or other independent review into the policing of the events at Orgreave.

    12,352 signatures

  33. Shut down the domestic ivory market in the UK.

    Government responded – 17 November 2016

    The Government shares concerns about the crisis facing African elephants from poaching and illegal trafficking and has proposed a ban on trade in modern day ivory as a step towards a total ban.

    102,690 signatures

  34. Make tampons and sanitary towels free for females

    Government responded – 16 November 2016

    The Government has no plans to make feminine hygiene products available free.

    52,323 signatures

  35. Ban the sale of fireworks to the public and only approve organised displays.

    Government responded – 14 November 2016

    Government acknowledges genuine concerns about the use and, the misuse, of fireworks. Legislation restricts the sale of fireworks and controls their use, and we have no plans to extend this further.

    148,780 signatures

  36. Give status to Police Dogs and Horses as 'Police Officers'

    Government responded – 11 November 2016

    Attacks on police support animals are unacceptable and should be dealt with under the criminal law which allows for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for those who carry out such attacks.

    124,356 signatures

  37. Demand an end to the pay restraint imposed on agenda for change NHS staff.

    Government responded – 11 November 2016

    Agenda for Change staff are vital. They work incredibly hard for patients and deserve to be fairly rewarded. We are committed to ensuring trusts can afford to employ the staff the NHS needs.

    103,289 signatures

  38. Please continue to provide annual financial support for the Cornish language.

    Government responded – 10 November 2016

    The Government has provided Cornwall Council with substantial spending power to allocate resources to their local priorities, including the Cornish language.

    10,342 signatures

  39. A referendum to Vote Scotland out of the U.K.

    Government responded – 10 November 2016

    The Government is committed to making a success of leaving the EU, together as one United Kingdom. In 2014 people in Scotland voted to remain part of the UK and that result should be respected.

    15,404 signatures

  40. Let the general public participate when the government sells its Lloyds stake.

    Government responded – 9 November 2016

    The government remains committed to returning Lloyds to the private sector, where it belongs, in the way that delivers best value for the taxpayer.

    31,389 signatures

  41. April's Law

    Government responded – 9 November 2016

    The UK has some of the toughest powers in the world to deal with sex offenders and those who continue to pose a risk will remain subject to notification for life.

    36,370 signatures

  42. Verify that all child refugees accepted into the UK are genuinely under 18.

    Government responded – 8 November 2016

    We do as much as we can at initial interview to assess whether an asylum seeker is under 18. This can be followed by a local authority age assessment, approved by two social workers.

    24,610 signatures

  43. Get Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on the NHS for Fibromyalgia sufferers.

    Government responded – 4 November 2016

    NHS England commissions high quality specialised pain services, delivered to agreed specification, for people with fibromyalgia whose pain cannot be controlled through routine NHS care.

    10,394 signatures

  44. Ban the use of previous sexual history as evidence in sexual abuse or rape cases

    Government responded – 2 November 2016

    The law restricts the circumstances in which evidence of complainants’ sexual history may be used in trials of sexual offences.

    16,458 signatures

  45. Save HMS President 1918

    Government responded – 1 November 2016

    The Treasury has received an application for support from LIBOR fines to restore HMS President, which will receive full consideration, along with other similar requests, at the Autumn Statement.

    11,305 signatures

  46. Free childcare when both parents are working. Not just those who are on benefits

    Government responded – 1 November 2016

    We give low-income 2-year-olds from working and nonworking households free early learning because they can arrive at school behind better-off children, and this helps to bridge that gap.

    133,921 signatures

  47. Please sign the petition for the Robin to become our official National Bird.

    Government responded – 31 October 2016

    The robin doesn’t need official status to make it an icon of the British countryside. The Government is committed to protecting all wild birds, but has no plans to adopt a national bird at this time.

    12,439 signatures

  48. Overturn the Government's decision to allow fracking in Lancashire.

    Government responded – 31 October 2016

    Full reasons for the Secretary of State’s decisions were published in his decision letter of 6 October 2016.

    23,177 signatures

  49. Vote on an early General Election before sending Article 50

    Government responded – 27 October 2016

    In legislating for the EU Referendum, the Government and Parliament asked the people to decide whether to remain in or leave the EU. The people have spoken and the Government must deliver the result.

    13,345 signatures

  50. We require parliament to debate Lord Kilmuir's letter to Edward Heath

    Government responded – 25 October 2016

    The issues that this correspondence exchange raises, around Parliamentary sovereignty in relation to the EU, have been debated in Parliament many times.

    10,396 signatures

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