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742 petitions

  1. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work

    Government responded – 25 November 2022

    The government is not currently planning to extend 30 hours free childcare. We support working parents through a range of childcare offers, including Universal Credit and Tax-Free Childcare.

    151,609 signatures

  2. Require all new builds to have solar panels as condition of planning permission

    Government responded – 23 November 2022

    We do not mandate solar panels to enable innovation and tailoring to individual sites. However we expect most developers will use solar panels to meet the recent uplift in energy efficiency standards.

    14,996 signatures

  3. Make Video Games a compulsory part of the national school curriculum

    Government responded – 18 November 2022

    The Department has no plans to introduce video games into the National Curriculum, nor make any changes to the National Curriculum for the remainder of this Parliament.

    10,619 signatures

  4. Fund free BSL Courses for parents or guardians of deaf children

    Government responded – 15 November 2022

    Adult Education Budget funding is available for British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications, below Level 3. At Level 3 and above Advanced Learner Loans are available for certain BSL qualifications

    18,213 signatures

  5. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only

    Government responded – 15 November 2022

    The Government has no current plans to ban the sale of fireworks to the public but continues to monitor the situation. We believe the majority of individuals use fireworks safely and appropriately.

    46,619 signatures

  6. Remove indemnity from the manufacturers of covid-19 vaccines

    Government responded – 14 November 2022

    The Government cannot comment on the terms on which COVID-19 vaccines were supplied as these are confidential. Indemnities do not prevent individuals from pursuing legal claims for compensation.

    15,247 signatures

  7. Apply to Join the European Union (EU)

    Government responded – 9 November 2022

    The UK has left the EU, fulfilling the Government’s commitment to take back control of our money, border and laws. This delivers the result of the 2016 referendum.

    23,182 signatures

  8. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework

    Government responded – 9 November 2022

    Repealing breed-specific controls with no other changes may increase risks to public safety. Any reforms would require careful consideration so that public safety remains at the heart of the regime.

    63,674 signatures

  9. Hold a General Election within 100 days of the new PM being appointed

    Government responded – 4 November 2022

    The Government continues to hold office as it commands the confidence of the Commons from the General Election 2019. The Prime Minister has committed to deliver on the mandate earned in that election.

    21,399 signatures

  10. Referendum on whether the UK should be neutral in the Ukraine/Russia conflict

    Government responded – 26 October 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an illegal act of aggression against a sovereign state, condemned by three quarters of the UN membership. The UK will continue to support Ukraine to defend itself.

    13,396 signatures

  11. Ban the religious slaughter of animals without first stunning them

    Government responded – 26 October 2022

    The Government would prefer all animals to be stunned before slaughter. However, we respect the rights of Jews and Muslims to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs.

    12,864 signatures

  12. Maintain sanctions and introduce visa ban on people linked to Iranian regime

    Government responded – 24 October 2022

    Iran’s human rights record is dire. Through our words and actions, the UK will continue to hold Iran to account.

    30,996 signatures

  13. Reinstate a dedicated Minister of State for Veterans’ Affairs

    Government responded – 24 October 2022

    James Heappey MP is Minister of State for Armed Forces and Veterans, attending Cabinet. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs remains in the Cabinet Office to champion veterans support across government.

    14,754 signatures

  14. Extend 30 hours free childcare to student midwives/nurses/paramedics

    Government responded – 21 October 2022

    Whilst students are not eligible for 30 hours free childcare, we provide a range of support for high quality early education for all parents including those studying for healthcare qualifications.

    11,366 signatures

  15. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

    Government responded – 21 October 2022

    Schools can teach about suicide to older pupils in an age-appropriate way. When we review the RSHE guidance we will look at whether there is more we need to do to support them to do so safely.

    151,673 signatures

  16. Reschedule psilocybin for medical research on untreatable conditions

    Government responded – 20 October 2022

    There are no plans to reschedule psilocybin to Schedule 2 of the 2001 Regulations. There is an established process for the development of medicines, including those containing Schedule 1 drugs.

    11,304 signatures

  17. Require swimming venues to maintain single-sex or private changing facilities

    Government responded – 12 October 2022

    Government is committed to maintaining the safeguards that allow organisations to provide single-sex services. We do not plan to announce any changes to the law.

    11,145 signatures

  18. Full review of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process

    Government responded – 1 November 2022

    While Government has no plans to review PIP, following the Shaping Future Support Green Paper we will publish a White Paper on better meeting needs of disabled people and those with health conditions.

    15,722 signatures

  19. Make disregard for learners' safety an aggravating factor in driving offences

    Government responded – 16 September 2022

    The Government is committed to road safety, by identifying and prosecuting the few who make our roads less safe. Aggravating factors are set out in the sentencing guidelines.

    10,667 signatures

  20. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government

    Government responded – 20 September 2022

    The UK is a Parliamentary democracy and the Conservative Party remains the majority party. The Prime Minister has pledged to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations.

    899,304 signatures

  21. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage

    Government responded – 20 September 2022

    Carer’s Allowance is a benefit that provides some financial recognition that a carer may not be able to work full-time. It is part of a range of support based on individual needs, rather than a wage.

    33,915 signatures

  22. Start school at 10am to help teenagers with tiredness

    Government responded – 22 September 2022

    All schools currently have the autonomy and the flexibility to decide when their school day should start and finish and the Government has no plans to change this.

    16,588 signatures

  23. Require all businesses and public services to accept cash payments

    Government responded – 22 September 2022

    The Government does not plan to mandate cash acceptance. It is right that organisations choose the forms of payment they accept. The Government has introduced legislation to support access to cash.

    13,781 signatures

  24. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights

    Government responded – 20 September 2022

    The Government is now looking again at the Bill of Rights to ensure it will deliver the Government’s objectives as effectively as possible.

    167,180 signatures

  25. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60

    Government responded – 21 September 2022

    The Government has no plans to increase State Pension to £380 per week or reduce State Pension age to 60.

    109,461 signatures

  26. Do not pass legislation to allow the gene editing of animals and crops

    Government responded – 26 September 2022

    The provisions in the Bill on precision bred animals will be brought into force later. The Bill includes a system to safeguard animal welfare and no changes will be made until this system is in place.

    10,549 signatures

  27. Allow EU nationals to come to the UK to work in hospitality for up to 2 Years

    Government responded – 5 September 2022

    The Government has no plan to introduce a visa route for recruitment at or near the minimum wage with relatively short training. Businesses should invest in and develop the UK’s domestic labour force.

    17,928 signatures

  28. Nationalise Energy Companies

    Government responded – 1 September 2022

    The Government does not agree that nationalisation of energy assets is the right approach. Properly regulated markets provide the best outcome for consumers as a driver of efficiency and innovation.

    109,310 signatures

  29. Place a complete ban on the sale and use of disposable BBQ’s in the UK

    Government responded – 30 August 2022

    The Government takes public safety very seriously. While there are no plans to introduce a blanket ban on disposable barbeques, the Government is taking a range of action to keep people safe.

    27,653 signatures

  30. Lift ban on import of rescue animals from Romania, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland

    Government responded – 24 August 2022

    Great Britain has suspended the commercial import of dogs, cats and ferrets from Belarus, Poland, Romania or Ukraine due to the potential risk to human and animal health and cases of non-compliances.

    11,668 signatures

  31. Investigate massive delays and inconsistencies within the Passport Office

    Government responded – 11 October 2022

    Government does not intend to investigate but the National Audit Office is investigating performance due to unprecedented demand this year. Any resulting recommendations will be carefully considered.

    10,191 signatures

  32. Set a Minimum Pension Guarantee (MPG) of at least £200 pw for state pensioners

    Government responded – 22 August 2022

    The Government has no plans to introduce a new £200 Minimum Pension Guarantee. The Government is committed to a decent State Pension as the foundation of support for people in retirement.

    15,775 signatures

  33. Review honey authenticity and current regulation of the honey market

    Government responded – 18 August 2022

    Honey on sale in England must comply with the Honey Regulations 2015. The regulations and their enforcement are fit for purpose, protecting consumers, producers and businesses from fraud.

    15,301 signatures

  34. Residential Park Home residents should be eligible for £400 electricity grant

    Government responded – 17 August 2022

    Further funding will be available to provide equivalent support of £400 for energy bills for the 1% of households who will not be reached through the Energy Bills Support Scheme.

    12,265 signatures

  35. Recognise Teaching Assistants as an important asset to schools by raising wage.

    Government responded – 12 August 2022

    Government recognises the importance of teaching assistants. Schools are free to set their pay and most mirror local government pay scales. These are in negotiation due to report in September.

    83,994 signatures

  36. Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law

    Government responded – 12 August 2022

    The Kept Animals Bill was reintroduced in May 2022 and will continue its passage through the Commons when parliamentary time allows.

    107,725 signatures

  37. Increase minimum wage for licensed security workers to £15 an hour

    Government responded – 11 August 2022

    The Government target is for the National Living Wage which applies to all sectors, to reach two thirds of median earnings by 2024. There are no plans to introduce a minimum wage for security workers.

    11,475 signatures

  38. Make the NHS Pension scheme tax-unregistered

    Government responded – 10 August 2022

    The Government has no plans to make the NHS Pension Scheme a tax unregistered scheme. This would not benefit the vast majority of members, who would lose tax relief and a tax-free lump sum.

    11,489 signatures

  39. Do not require parents to register home educated children with local authorities

    Government responded – 8 August 2022

    The registers will help local authorities support home educating families; identify children not receiving a suitable education, children missing education, and children otherwise at risk of harm.

    11,076 signatures

  40. Overturn the decision to allow the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

    Government responded – 8 August 2022

    The use of neonicotinoids is prohibited other than via an emergency authorisation, in emergency circumstances, with strict conditions to mitigate risks to bees and other pollinators.

    11,074 signatures

  41. Save the bees: cut hazardous pesticides and support nature-friendly farming

    Government responded – 8 August 2022

    The Government is committed to developing and implementing policies that support sustainable crop protection with the minimum use of pesticides.

    22,589 signatures

  42. Review UK foreign policy in light of reports of Israeli apartheid

    Government responded – 5 August 2022

    The UK is committed to advancing the Middle East Peace Process. We are aware of these reports, and do not agree with the terminology used within them.

    15,196 signatures

  43. Protect and restore Britain’s lost rainforests

    Government responded – 5 August 2022

    The Government recognises the importance of temperate rainforests and will continue working to protect and restore these vital habitats.

    10,467 signatures

  44. Ban development on agricultural land to increase food self-sufficiency

    Government responded – 5 August 2022

    Government has committed to broadly maintaining current levels of food production. National planning policy sets a clear presumption away from developing high-quality agricultural land where possible.

    25,080 signatures

  45. Ban school uniforms in sex shops and pornography

    Government responded – 1 August 2022

    The Government does not intend to take this specific action at this time but remains firmly committed to preventing the sexualisation of children through the robust measures that are already in place.

    16,048 signatures

  46. Ensure student nurses are paid for placement hours

    Government responded – 1 August 2022

    The Government greatly values the contribution of student nurses. There are currently no plans to pay students while on their undergraduate nursing degree course’s mandatory clinical placement.

    13,076 signatures

  47. Extend the Leasehold Reform Act to ground rent on existing residential leases

    Government responded – 29 July 2022

    The Government remains committed to creating a fair housing system that works for everyone. We are taking forward a wide-ranging programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market.

    17,645 signatures

  48. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock

    Government responded – 11 October 2022

    Defra intends to review the list of species, including woodcock, on Schedule 2 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 including the benefits of altering the close season.

    78,008 signatures

  49. Fast-track access to benefits for terminally ill as soon as diagnosed

    Government responded – 25 July 2022

    The 12-month eligibility criteria improves access to benefits for those nearing the end of life and aligns with the NHS definition. All eligible benefit claims are paid as fast as possible.

    16,650 signatures

  50. Add Romanian to the Modern Languages GCSE

    Government responded – 22 July 2022

    It is for schools to decide which languages they teach as part of their curriculum, and for exam boards to consider which languages have sufficient demand for a GCSE to be made available.

    11,100 signatures

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