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465 petitions

  1. Condemn Israel for their treatment of Palestine and Palestinians

    Government responded – 11 June 2021

    The UK’s role as a defender of international human rights is best realised when we engage constructively with our close partners. Unilateral condemnation will not serve the cause of peace.

    11,133 signatures

  2. Stamp duty holiday to be triggered upon exchange of contracts

    Government responded – 10 June 2021

    The SDLT Holiday was extended at Budget 2021 in order to benefit transactions which were unable to be completed by 31 March 2021. The government does not intend to change the SDLT trigger point.

    13,691 signatures

  3. Recognise Pagan handfasting as a legal form of marriage in England and Wales

    Government responded – 10 June 2021

    The Law Commission’s review of how and where people legally marry in England and Wales will make recommendations later this year to allow greater choice and respect individuals’ wishes and beliefs.

    10,728 signatures

  4. Allow non-professional singing in groups of more than six indoors

    Government responded – 9 June 2021

    The Government eased restrictions from Step 3 to allow up to 6 people to sing indoors. It is right that we take a cautious response and follow the views of public health experts.

    57,489 signatures

  5. Ban the sale of artificial grass

    Government responded – 8 June 2021

    The Government has no plans to ban the use of artificial grass.

    30,189 signatures

  6. UK Government to formally recognise the State of Palestine

    Government responded – 8 June 2021

    The UK will recognise a Palestinian state at a time when it best serves the objective of peace. We continue to encourage progress towards a negotiated two-state solution between the parties.

    129,701 signatures

  7. Introduce sanctions against Israel

    Government responded – 8 June 2021

    The UK is firmly opposed to boycotts or sanctions against Israel. Our close and varied relationship means we are able to express clearly when we disagree.

    386,058 signatures

  8. Introduce an Independent Regulator for Football in England by December 2021

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    Football clubs are the heart of local communities and have a unique social value, which is why we are proceeding with our commitment to undertake a wide ranging, fan led review of football governance.

    142,593 signatures

  9. Sanction Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights violations

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    We carefully consider sanctions designations. It is not appropriate to speculate who may be designated in the future or we risk reducing the impact of the designations.

    14,705 signatures

  10. Do not vaccinate children against COVID-19 until Phase 3 trials are complete

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    The Government will continue to evaluate evidence and assess expert opinion before making a decision on routinely vaccinating children under 18 years old.

    53,593 signatures

  11. Add social workers to the professions it is an additional offence to assault

    Government responded – 4 June 2021

    Any form of assault on a social worker is unacceptable. Where assault is committed against any worker providing a service to the public, this is an aggravation which will be reflected in sentencing.

    13,650 signatures

  12. Ban the use of peat in horticulture and all growing media by 2023.

    Government responded – 4 June 2021

    In the England Peat Action Plan, we have committed to publishing a consultation in 2021 on banning the sale of peat and peat containing products in the amateur sector by the end of this Parliament.

    11,915 signatures

  13. Prioritise brownfield development in law to protect our green belt and farmland

    Government responded – 3 June 2021

    The Government has no plans to introduce a legal requirement that all brownfield sites are fully developed before any development is allowed on non-brownfield land.

    12,827 signatures

  14. Allow Disabled People to Keep All Their Benefits if They Move in With a Partner

    Government responded – 3 June 2021

    Disabled people are entitled to Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit if they meet conditions of entitlement depending on their income and capital of their household.

    24,452 signatures

  15. Increase curriculum content about water safety as part of swimming lessons

    Government responded – 3 June 2021

    The Department expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Dylan Ramsay and is working closely with water safety organisations to support schools to teach water safety effectively.

    23,037 signatures

  16. Fund adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) screening for children at birth.

    Government responded – 2 June 2021

    The UK National Screening Committee advises the Government on screening. It continually reviews the evidence for screening for adrenoleukodystrophy, and will publish its latest recommendation shortly.

    11,836 signatures

  17. Increase sentences relating to knife crime

    Government responded – 1 June 2021

    Those convicted in the last 3 years of threatening with or possessing a knife/offensive weapon were more likely to receive a custodial sentence – and for longer – than at any point in the last decade.

    50,876 signatures

  18. Do not cut UK higher education Arts Funding

    Government responded – 28 May 2021

    The Government is not cutting 50% of arts funding. We are reallocating some Grant funding – amounting to about 0.05% of affected providers’ estimated total income – towards NHS and STEM subjects.

    36,464 signatures

  19. Shift to a Wellbeing Economy: put the health of people and planet first

    Government responded – 25 May 2021

    While traditional economic measures such as GDP remain important, the government is committed to broadening the range of measures it uses, including by better accounting for natural and human capital.

    21,558 signatures

  20. Repeal Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 and expunge all convictions

    Government responded – 21 May 2021

    We are committed to making the UK the safest place to be online while upholding rights to freedom of expression. The Law Commission is currently reviewing harmful and abusive communications online.

    19,494 signatures

  21. Authorise direct flights to North Cyprus

    Government responded – 27 May 2021

    The UK Government has no plans to authorise direct flights between the UK and the north of Cyprus. Direct flights would breach obligations under international law.

    12,562 signatures

  22. Require Planning Permission for laying of Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass

    Government responded – 27 May 2021

    The Government has no plans to introduce a requirement that planning permission must be sought for the installation of artificial grass in residential gardens.

    12,216 signatures

  23. Leave the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol & revoke the Immigration Act

    Government responded – 26 May 2021

    The Government is committed to the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol and has no plans to repeal the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. We are planning widespread reform of the asylum system.

    11,801 signatures

  24. Ban developers starting new work until their EWS1 failing buildings are fixed

    Government responded – 26 May 2021

    EWS1 is not a Government requirement, nor a safety certificate. We’re introducing a new tax and levy to ensure industry pays its fair share and takes responsibility for building safety defects.

    12,183 signatures

  25. Scrap the Voter ID requirement introduced in the Election Integrity Bill

    Government responded – 25 May 2021

    Voter identification is part of the Government’s body of work to strengthen the integrity and security of our elections. We will not remove voter identification requirements from the Elections Bill.

    89,414 signatures

  26. Enforce the “50+1” Rule for professional football club ownership in the UK

    Government responded – 24 May 2021

    The European Super League proposals demonstrated now is the right time to launch the fan-led review of football governance. This will be a comprehensive examination of the English football system.

    106,837 signatures

  27. Mini’s law - Protect the public and animals from hunting activities

    Government responded – 24 May 2021

    The police can take action under the Dogs Act 1871 where dogs are out of control and dangerous to other animals. This Government will not amend the Hunting Act.

    33,764 signatures

  28. Review the Regulation of Odour Management of Landfill Sites

    Government responded – 21 May 2021

    The Environment Agency regulates environmental permits that set limits, including for malodours, within which operations can be undertaken without causing a significant impact on the environment.

    11,913 signatures

  29. Enshrine tree planting target in law

    Government responded – 21 May 2021

    The Government is exploring whether a statutory target for woodland creation in England would be appropriate.

    10,507 signatures

  30. Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK

    Government responded – 20 May 2021

    As set out in the response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation, there are no plans to make changes to the 2004 Act.

    137,607 signatures

  31. Make the consumption of dog and cat meat illegal

    Government responded – 20 May 2021

    The UK’s relationship with companion animals already sets a strong moral example for others. Laws exist to prohibit dogs or cats from entering the food system and further safeguard their welfare.

    12,167 signatures

  32. Stricter laws governing the purchase/acquisition/possession of crossbows

    Government responded – 20 May 2021

    Crossbows are subject to statutory controls. Legislation is already in place to deal with those who use crossbows as a weapon. The Government has no plans to legislate further at this time.

    40,488 signatures

  33. Make driving safely around horses a mandatory part of the driving test

    Government responded – 20 May 2021

    Driving safely around horses is covered in the theory and hazard perception test. All candidates are assessed on awareness, anticipation and planning skills, which are needed if driving around horses.

    16,148 signatures

  34. Require local authorities to fund specific domestic abuse services for women

    Government responded – 28 May 2021

    Domestic Abuse is a form of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the Government recognises that there is need for specific services for women. Its scale and impact warrant a dedicated strategy.

    12,126 signatures

  35. Ban fire and rehire employment tactics

    Government responded – 11 May 2021

    Government has been concerned by reports of employers using fire and rehire inappropriately. We asked Acas to conduct an evidence-gathering exercise and will set out our next steps in due course.

    14,476 signatures

  36. End all requirements to wear face coverings immediately

    Government responded – 11 May 2021

    Everyone must continue to minimise the risk of further COVID-19 waves. The best way remains the wearing of face coverings together with regular hand-washing, social distancing and fresh air.

    71,714 signatures

  37. To remove the UAE off the ‘Red List’ by the Summer

    Government responded – 11 May 2021

    The decisions on the Red List are made by ministers informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice. This protects public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19.

    19,308 signatures

  38. Remove Pakistan from red list for travel

    Government responded – 11 May 2021

    The Government has made it consistently clear it will take decisive action, if necessary, to contain the virus and Pakistan has been added to the “Red List” to protect public health.

    38,591 signatures

  39. Increase funding for NHS transgender services

    Government responded – 7 May 2021

    The Government is providing additional funding and resources to help reduce waiting times for gender identity services and is planning further additional services.

    15,143 signatures

  40. Increase funding for eating disorder treatment in the community and inpatient

    Government responded – 5 May 2021

    The Government is increasing funding into eating disorder services to address increased demand, working with arm-length bodies to ensure that people with eating disorders get the support they need.

    12,676 signatures

  41. Ban Water Companies discharging raw sewage into water courses.

    Government responded – 5 May 2021

    Tackling the harm caused by sewage is a top priority for Government. That is why we have established the Storm Overflows Taskforce and have announced plans for legislation to address this problem.

    35,462 signatures

  42. Tuition Fee Compensation for International Students in UK Universities

    Government responded – 6 May 2021

    Whether or not an individual student is entitled to a refund of fees will depend on the specific contractual arrangements between the provider and student.

    35,880 signatures

  43. Apply to join the European Union Single Market

    Government responded – 30 April 2021

    From 31 December 2020, the UK is outside the EU customs union and single market fulfilling the Government’s manifesto commitment to get Brexit done and take back control of our money, borders and laws

    16,117 signatures

  44. A national holiday and day of remembrance for those lost in the COVID pandemic

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    The Government has no plans to create a bank holiday on 23rd March. We are carefully considering the most appropriate way to remember those who have lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    10,597 signatures

  45. Offer 15hrs free childcare for multiples under 3 years

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    Government continues to support families with their childcare costs. There are already forms of support to help with the costs of childcare for under 3s.

    13,587 signatures

  46. Prohibit employers from requiring employees to have a Covid-19 vaccine

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    Organisations must ensure their practices are legal and do not unfairly discriminate against individuals. There may be limited high risk settings where requiring vaccination could be appropriate.

    16,130 signatures

  47. Outlaw discrimination against those who do not get a Covid-19 vaccination

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    The Government believes that COVID-status certification could have a role to play in the reopening of society. We are considering carefully the equality and ethical concerns in an ongoing review.

    27,401 signatures

  48. Stop the importation of honey bees into GB from the EU via Northern Ireland

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    We recognise the serious threat posed by small hive beetle. EU areas affected by this pest are not permitted to export to the UK. Strict controls apply to imports into the UK from other areas.

    16,413 signatures

  49. Ban the use of face masks in schools

    Government responded – 28 April 2021

    Following a review of the latest evidence, in line with public health advice, the DfE recommend face coverings continue to be worn in accordance with our guidance, unless an individual is exempt.

    37,518 signatures

  50. Fund additional support for victims of COVID19 racism and anti-racism programmes

    Government responded – 28 April 2021

    All forms of hate crime are completely unacceptable and we will continue to work to bring offenders to justice, support victims and eradicate prejudice against communities.

    21,934 signatures

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