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332 petitions

  1. Without a Deal make "Revoke Article 50" the default action.

    Government responded – 17 April 2019

    It remains the Government’s firm policy not to revoke Article 50. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    27,337 signatures

  2. Make foxes a protected species

    Government responded – 17 April 2019

    Fox does not fit the criteria as a protected species, as it is not endangered or under threat of extinction. The Hunting Act 2004 bans the hunting of foxes with dogs, except in limited circumstances.

    20,219 signatures

  3. Protect our Freedom of Movement Rights

    Government responded – 16 April 2019

    As we leave the EU, free movement will end. But recognising that mobility is a key element of economic, social and scientific cooperation, the UK will seek reciprocal mobility provisions with the EU.

    10,943 signatures

  4. Hold a referendum on England leaving the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 15 April 2019

    The Government is committed to strengthening the United Kingdom, and has devolved decision making to communities across England. We will not hold a referendum on English independence.

    15,783 signatures

  5. Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry

    Government responded – 15 April 2019

    Investigations are conducted by the independent Electoral Commission. There are no plans to establish a Public Inquiry. The Government is committed to delivering the result of the EU referendum.

    106,826 signatures

  6. Change the general election voting system to one of proportional representation

    Government responded – 15 April 2019

    In line with the result of the Parliamentary Voting System referendum in 2011, the Government will not change the current First Past the Post voting system for elections to the House of Commons.

    51,504 signatures

  7. Allow people to identify outside of 'male' and 'female' on legal documentation

    Government responded – 11 April 2019

    The Government recognises that an increasing number of people identify as non-binary. We will commission a Call for Evidence and will use the results to feed into future policy decisions.

    15,949 signatures

  8. Leave EU by April 12th 2019 with deal or no deal.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    30,885 signatures

  9. Stop Universal Credit and let claimants stay on the original benefits.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    Universal Credit roll-out is now complete and is the main social security system in the UK; taking on new claims and those where claimants experience a change in circumstances.

    16,304 signatures

  10. Allow all British citizens to vote should there be a new referendum on Brexit.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government has been clear we will not hold a second referendum. There are no set rules about who can vote in referendums in the UK, which are determined by the legislation for each referendum.

    13,283 signatures

  11. Leave with No Deal if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    12,833 signatures

  12. Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum. We continue to seek a consensus across the House, which will allow the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place.

    245,970 signatures

  13. Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.

    Government responded – 10 April 2019

    Developers must fulfil their obligation to safeguard local wildlife and habitats. Netting trees and hedgerows is only appropriate where genuinely needed to protect birds from harm during development.

    344,471 signatures

  14. Hard Remain: Align with other EU countries and adopt Schengen and the euro.

    Government responded – 9 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum and to deliver the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

    13,597 signatures

  15. Justice for Jodey Whiting. Independent inquiry into deaths linked to the DWP

    Government responded – 8 April 2019

    DWP has apologised unreservedly for the failings in the case of Ms Whiting and recognises the importance of safeguarding. The Government has no plans to hold an inquiry into deaths of claimants.

    34,495 signatures

  16. £15ph National minimum wage for hgv drivers to be made compulsory

    Government responded – 8 April 2019

    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.

    11,575 signatures

  17. Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

    Government responded – 4 April 2019

    The Government stands by its commitment to uphold the result of the 2016 referendum and to deliver the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

    179,259 signatures

  18. Ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging

    Government responded – 2 April 2019

    Our Strategy sets out plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste. We are consulting on proposals to incentivise producers to take responsibility for the environmental impacts of their packaging.

    190,309 signatures

  19. Immunity for soldiers who worked in Northern Ireland.

    Government responded – 1 April 2019

    This Government is unequivocal in our admiration for the Armed Forces whose sacrifices ensured terrorism would never succeed. However, our approach to the past must be consistent with the rule of law.

    142,603 signatures

  20. Introduce Alternative Student Finance product by September 2019

    Government responded – 29 March 2019

    The Government is committed to introducing an Alternative Student Finance product. Details on implementation will follow the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding which will conclude this year.

    16,671 signatures

  21. Pet Theft Reform: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence.

    Government responded – 29 March 2019

    Current sentencing guidelines takes account of the emotional distress that the theft of personal items such as a much loved pet can have on victims, and recommend higher penalties for such offences.

    71,574 signatures

  22. We call on the Government to abandon the HS2 Rail project.

    Government responded – 28 March 2019

    Our existing rail network is filling up. HS2 will increase capacity on the network and transform connectivity between the cities of the Midlands and the North, helping to rebalance Britain’s economy.

    16,099 signatures

  23. Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

    Government responded – 26 March 2019

    This Government will not revoke Article 50. We will honour the result of the 2016 referendum and work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union.

    6,078,071 signatures

  24. End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals.

    Government responded – 22 March 2019

    We have already banned cages where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. Our comprehensive laws protect the welfare of livestock in all systems.

    84,905 signatures

  25. Launch an independent enquiry into the health and safety risks of 5G.

    Government responded – 19 March 2019

    Exposure to radio waves has been carefully researched and reviewed. The overall weight of evidence does not suggest devices producing exposures within current guidelines pose a risk to public health.

    16,616 signatures

  26. Reject Remote Pharmacist Proposals. Keep Pharmacists Present for Patients.

    Government responded – 19 March 2019

    The Government has no current proposals to remove the requirement that a pharmacist must supervise the sale or supply of Pharmacy or Prescription Only Medicines at or from a registered pharmacy.

    10,422 signatures

  27. Keep CBD on the market as a food supplement.

    Government responded – 19 March 2019

    The Government is aware of the EU decision and is considering how to achieve compliance in the marketplace in a proportionate manner.

    12,595 signatures

  28. Undertake an independent enquiry into the role of Russia in Brexit.

    Government responded – 18 March 2019

    We have not seen evidence of successful interference in UK democratic processes, including in the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

    14,292 signatures

  29. The Prime Minister should advise Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament.

    Government responded – 18 March 2019

    The Government has no plans to prorogue parliament and remains committed to delivering an orderly exit from the EU in line with its pledge to deliver on the outcome of the referendum.

    99,748 signatures

  30. Guarantee the future of state-funded nursery schools after March 2020

    Government responded – 15 March 2019

    We provide local authorities with around £60 million a year to protect maintained nursery schools’ funding. This ends in September 2020, and the Spending Review will determine what happens after that.

    10,777 signatures

  31. Condemn Sudan’s use of lethal force vs protests, pressure for democratic change

    Government responded – 15 March 2019

    We have made clear our concern at Sudan’s response to protests, and condemn the use of violence and arbitrary detentions. We continue to call for legitimate grievances of protesters to be addressed.

    10,709 signatures

  32. People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

    Government responded – 14 March 2019

    Conviction of a knife or offensive weapon offence – threatening or possession - is now more likely to result in some form of custodial sentence, and for longer than at any point in the last ten years.

    109,417 signatures

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

    Government responded – 14 March 2019

    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.

    14,940 signatures

  34. Mandate schools to consult parents before teaching Relationships & Sex Education

    Government responded – 14 March 2019

    We have mandated that schools must consult parents in the development of their policies on Relationships Education and RSE. This will be a legal requirement on all schools.

    14,823 signatures

  35. Recognise animal sentience & require that animal welfare has full regard in law

    Government responded – 13 March 2019

    The Government is committed to making any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after the UK leaves the EU.

    80,900 signatures

  36. Make it a criminal offence for MPs to deliberately mislead the general public.

    Government responded – 11 March 2019

    An important principle of the UK Parliament is that MPs are accountable to those who elect them. Responsibility for privilege is a matter for the House of Commons itself, rather than the Government.

    20,753 signatures

  37. Freeze the £1bn RFA ship tender till we leave EU directives, to ensure UK build.

    Government responded – 11 March 2019

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet Solid Support ships are not warships and there is no national security reason to limit their construction to the UK.

    20,222 signatures

  38. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships should be built in the UK

    Government responded – 8 March 2019

    The Fleet Solid Support Ships are not warships and there is no national security reason to limit their construction to the UK. A consortium of UK shipbuilders is bidding to build the ships.

    13,845 signatures

  39. Automatic by-election if an MP resigns membership of their political party

    Government responded – 6 March 2019

    Formally, electors cast their vote for individual candidates, and not the political party they represent. The Government does not plan to change this constitutional position.

    43,423 signatures

  40. UK Government to Fund Advice Services for British Citizens living in Spain

    Government responded – 6 March 2019

    HM Government recognises the challenges ongoing uncertainty presents and continues to consider what additional support can be made available to UK nationals living in the EU.

    10,670 signatures

  41. Fund research and treatment for children with brain injuries

    Government responded – 6 March 2019

    We recognise the impact that brain injury can have on an individual and their family; the NHS Long Term Plan commits to reducing serious brain injury by 50% by 2025.

    11,238 signatures

  42. Stop MLA’s Salary until Stormont has a sitting Assembly

    Government responded – 5 March 2019

    While the Assembly is not sitting, the Government recognises that MLAs continue to be active in constituency work. MLA salaries have been reduced to reflect the work MLAs are currently doing.

    20,680 signatures

  43. Hold a public inquiry into the decision to incentivise diesel cars & its effects

    Government responded – 4 March 2019

    The design of vehicle taxes helps the UK meet its CO2 targets. On air quality, diesel supplements incentivise bringing forward new cleaner technology rather than penalising drivers who can’t upgrade.

    10,292 signatures

  44. Make it compulsory for schools to teach basic signing, such as Makaton

    Government responded – 1 March 2019

    Makaton is a valuable communication tool for some pupils and schools. Whilst we have no plans to change the national curriculum, schools already have flexibility to choose to teach it.

    13,532 signatures

  45. End the animal cruelty laws exemptions given to UK halal and shechita abattoirs

    Government responded – 1 March 2019

    The Government would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter, but respects the rights of Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their beliefs.

    13,067 signatures

  46. Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence

    Government responded – 28 February 2019

    The Government recognises the harm that homophobic online messages can cause. We are working cross-Government to challenge inequality and make the UK’s online environment a safer place for everyone.

    81,581 signatures

  47. All teaching staff across schools in England to have SEND mandatory training

    Government responded – 28 February 2019

    In April 2018, the Department for Education announced £3.4 million funding over 2018-2020 to equip the school workforce to deliver high quality teaching for children with any type of SEND.

    12,958 signatures

  48. Send English Channel migrants back to where they first arrived in the EU

    Government responded – 27 February 2019

    The UK returns asylum seekers to EU Member States in line with the Dublin III regulation. The Government is working to secure a returns agreement that replaces that regulation once we leave the EU.

    20,546 signatures

  49. Launch an inquiry into the possible link between cannabis and violence

    Government responded – 26 February 2019

    We have no intention of legalising cannabis. We are aware of the strong link between drug misuse and offending and an independent review will further add to our understanding of this.

    12,558 signatures

  50. Abolish leasehold

    Government responded – 21 February 2019

    The Government is committed to reforming the leasehold system so it is fit for purpose, fairer and more transparent for consumers. We also want to ensure that commonhold is a viable alternative.

    25,519 signatures

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