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186 petitions

  1. 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.

    11,081 signatures

  2. Keep the rights of EU27 + EFTA citizens already in the UK unchanged after Brexit

    Government responded – 17 September 2018

    Under the draft Withdrawal Agreement, EU citizens living in the UK by 31 December 2020 will be able to stay and continue their lives broadly as they do now.

    13,275 signatures

  3. Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

    Government responded – 13 September 2018

    The Government accepted the UK National Screening Committee recommendation that the first invitation for cervical screening should be offered at age 25 based on the assessment of research evidence.

    50,981 signatures

  4. Save Otmoor from the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway

    Government responded – 12 September 2018

    The Government has announced the preferred corridor for the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, and has ruled out construction in the area of the Otmoor nature reserve.

    10,567 signatures

  5. Empower the UK Government or Parliament to regulate ferry prices.

    Government responded – 12 September 2018

    There are no plans to regulate ferry prices in England. Ferry companies provide diverse services at a range of prices. There is no evidence of market failure to require regulatory intervention.

    17,496 signatures

  6. Summon the Dutch ambassador to protest about the “Draw Muhammad” competition.

    Government responded – 7 September 2018

    The Government opposes intolerance including actions that discriminate against religious beliefs. We are pleased the contest was cancelled. Tolerance for all faiths is fundamental to British values.

    14,673 signatures

  7. Parliament debate whether Israel has 'improper influence' over British Politics

    Government responded – 5 September 2018

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not believe that the State of Israel has improper influence over UK politics.

    13,279 signatures

  8. Drastically improve funding for Mental Health Services within the UK

    Government responded – 5 September 2018

    Mental health is a top priority for the Government. We are transforming services supported by record amounts of funding, and have ambitious plans to increase the workforce.

    17,346 signatures

  9. For all Suicides by Veterans to be recorded as Veterans by all UK Coroners

    Government responded – 5 September 2018

    The Chief Coroner, who provides leadership and support to coroners in England and Wales, has issued guidance to assist with their conclusions, and with a view to achieving greater consistency.

    13,862 signatures

  10. Action an effective NHS care pathway for patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Government responded – 4 September 2018

    The Government has great sympathy for those with EDS. NHS England provides specialised services for EDS which are free at the point of use. The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases is also raising awareness.

    14,062 signatures

  11. Fund and support a monument to the POLISH PILOT HEROES of the Battle of Britain.

    Government responded – 31 August 2018

    The Polish contribution in the Battle of Britain is commemorated at the National Memorial Arboretum, Capel-le-Ferne, the Embankment, St Clement Danes Church, St Paul’s Cathedral and near RAF Northolt.

    11,461 signatures

  12. Require local authorities to adopt all Public Open Space and roads on estates

    Government responded – 30 August 2018

    The Government understands the petitioners’ concerns over fees charged for the upkeep of public open spaces and roads and will look to ensure that any charges are justified, fair and transparent.

    11,717 signatures

  13. Pay carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage

    Government responded – 21 August 2018

    We value carers who support disabled people to live more independently. Carer’s Allowance provides some recognition for caring: it’s not a carer’s wage however. By 2022/23 annual spend will be £4bn.

    16,152 signatures

  14. Break all ties with EU institutions and policies completely

    Government responded – 21 August 2018

    The UK is leaving the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. The UK will also leave the Common Agricultural and Common Fisheries Policy and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK.

    14,915 signatures

  15. Award a medal to British personnel involved in any nuclear testing program

    Government responded – 21 August 2018

    The Government continues to recognise and be grateful to all Service personnel and civilians who participated in the British Nuclear testing programme.

    10,586 signatures

  16. The UK government should ban Steve Bannon from entering the UK

    Government responded – 20 August 2018

    The Government has a policy of not routinely commenting on individual immigration or exclusion cases.

    13,160 signatures

  17. Fund a clinical audit of ovarian cancer to urgently improve survival rates

    Government responded – 15 August 2018

    Public Health England plans to work with stakeholders over the next two years to pilot and assess the feasibility of using existing data sources to support an ovarian cancer audit.

    12,427 signatures

  18. Make it a criminal offence to leave animals especially dogs or cats in a hot car

    Government responded – 14 August 2018

    It is already a criminal offence to cause an animal unnecessary suffering by leaving it in a hot car.

    12,532 signatures

  19. Pay healthcare students a wage while on placement

    Government responded – 13 August 2018

    Supernumerary status whilst on clinical placements is protected learning time to enable student nurses to learn necessary skills and perform limited clinical duties under close supervision.

    18,523 signatures

  20. Give working mums support to pay child care for children between birth - 3yrs

    Government responded – 3 August 2018

    More childcare support is available to families than ever before – backed by the highest level of spending on childcare than any government.

    51,451 signatures

  21. Reform the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and repeal Breed Specific Legislation.

    Government responded – 3 August 2018

    The Government does not consider that removing the prohibition on certain types of dogs would increase public safety or go anyway to reducing the number of dog attacks.

    17,271 signatures

  22. Rescind Art.50 if Vote Leave has broken Electoral Laws regarding 2016 referendum

    Government responded – 1 August 2018

    The British people voted to leave the EU and the Government respects that decision. We have always been clear that as a matter of policy our notification under Article 50 will not be withdrawn.

    199,391 signatures

  23. Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory

    Government responded – 25 July 2018

    We want all staff to receive the support, training and professional development they need to support people with learning disabilities and autism, in line with employers’ existing responsibilities.

    49,524 signatures

  24. Ensure that free musical instrument tuition is available to all schoolchildren.

    Government responded – 24 July 2018

    The role of Music Education Hubs includes ensuring that every child has an opportunity to learn a musical instrument free of charge, and hubs receive £75m a year from the government to provide this.

    14,419 signatures

  25. To launch a public inquiry into the failings in the Poppi Worthington case

    Government responded – 20 July 2018

    The circumstances of this tragic case have been considered by a number of agencies and lessons have been learned. Therefore the Government considers that a public inquiry is not necessary.

    11,499 signatures

  26. If England win the world cup, the Monday should be made a bank holiday for 2018

    Government responded – 19 July 2018

    The Government would like to congratulate the England team on its sterling performance in the World Cup. The Government has no plans for a bank holiday.

    237,200 signatures

  27. Make entering and occupying land without consent a criminal offence

    Government responded – 19 July 2018

    The Government is currently considering the responses to the consultation on the effectiveness of powers to deal with unauthorised development and encampments, before deciding on any further action.

    28,136 signatures

  28. Repeal the April 2017 changes to Bereavement Support

    Government responded – 18 July 2018

    Bereavement benefits have been refocused to help with the immediate costs of losing a spouse or civil partner. Longer term financial needs can be met through other parts of the welfare system.

    11,335 signatures

  29. Remove article 15 of the Offensive Weapons Bill (HC Bill 232)

    Government responded – 18 July 2018

    The Bill prevents knives which cause serious harm from being delivered to residential addresses but does not stop delivery of bladed items and knives to business premises or businesses run from home.

    22,959 signatures

  30. Bring in laws to protect horses being ridden on roads

    Government responded – 17 July 2018

    The Government has no plans to create new laws to protect riders and horses on public roads. Road users are required to comply with road traffic law, in the interests of the safety of all road users.

    11,184 signatures

  31. Legalise cannabis oil for medicinal usage.

    Government responded – 12 July 2018

    On 19 June, the Home Secretary announced a two-part review into the scheduling of cannabis.

    14,599 signatures

  32. Ban the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to under 16s

    Government responded – 11 July 2018

    In Chapter 2 of its Childhood Obesity Plan, published in June, the Government announced that it would consult before the end of 2018 on its intention to ban sales of energy drinks to children.

    10,218 signatures

  33. Increase the sentence for failure to stop after a fatal road traffic collision

    Government responded – 6 July 2018

    The offence of failing to stop should not be used to punish an offender for a serious, but not proven, offence. Other offences can be used if there is evidence of other criminal behaviour.

    10,495 signatures

  34. Reverse government decision that will increase State Pension Age for millions

    Government responded – 6 July 2018

    The government review of State Pension age followed two independent reports, one by the former CBI Chair, John Cridland. Changes to the law will not be made before another State Pension age review.

    12,354 signatures

  35. Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act

    Government responded – 5 July 2018

    The Government has no intention of prohibiting the keeping of Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

    184,599 signatures

  36. UK Government to implement the Bercow: Ten Years On recommendations

    Government responded – 3 July 2018

    We are considering the report’s recommendations and will respond appropriately in due course. We will keep I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists updated on progress.

    11,571 signatures

  37. PublicHoliday on Hindus special two religious occasions in a year:Diwali&Dussera

    Government responded – 3 July 2018

    The Government has no plans to create a public holiday to commemorate religious festivals such as Diwali. The costs are considerable. The cost of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee holiday was around £1.2bn.

    10,896 signatures

  38. Make scoliosis screening compulsory in all UK schools

    Government responded – 28 June 2018

    The Government accepts the UK National Screening Committee recommendation not to introduce a screening programme for scoliosis at this time. This recommendation will be reviewed in 2019/20.

    14,374 signatures

  39. Scrap car parking charges at NHS Hospitals in England

    Government responded – 27 June 2018

    Hospitals’ car parking policies must put patients first, but removing charges would mean losing over £200m from patient care budgets, and result in fewer spaces being available for genuine users.

    27,992 signatures

  40. Public Holiday on Muslims religious occasions in the UK(Eid ul Fitr&Eid ul Adha)

    Government responded – 26 June 2018

    The Government has no plans to create a public holiday to commemorate religious festivals such as Eid. The costs would be considerable. The cost of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee holiday was around £1.2bn.

    45,215 signatures

  41. Govia Thameslink Railway should have its contract immediately removed

    Government responded – 21 June 2018

    Passengers have faced totally unsatisfactory levels of service in recent weeks. Ministers share the frustration of passengers about the situation and they intervened as soon as the problems arose.

    19,563 signatures

  42. Put pressure on Donald Trump to end the separation of migrant families.

    Government responded – 21 June 2018

    As the Prime Minister said on 20 June, we believe that US child separation policy is wrong and not something that we agree with. We are pleased that the Administration has changed their position.

    18,208 signatures

  43. New law that cats injured/killed by a vehicle are checked for a chip: Round 2

    Government responded – 19 June 2018

    It is already good practice for local authorities and Highways England to scan any dog or cat found on our streets so that the owner can be informed.

    15,015 signatures

  44. Ban combustible materials on residential tower blocks, schools and hospitals

    Government responded – 18 June 2018

    The Government intends to ban the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings, subject to the consultation published today.

    14,900 signatures

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

    Government responded – 18 June 2018

    The Government encourages the highest standards of welfare at slaughter but respects the rights of Jewish and Muslim people to eat meat prepared according to their religion.

    22,449 signatures

  46. Mandate re-homing of suitable beagles and other species used for animal research

    Government responded – 18 June 2018

    This Government encourages all scientific establishments that are licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986) to consider the re-homing of animals used in scientific research.

    12,095 signatures

  47. The Government should end experiments on dogs.

    Government responded – 15 June 2018

    The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 gives dogs special status whereby they can only be used in experiments if there is no alternative research model and if their use can be fully justified.

    29,026 signatures

  48. Proscribe Hizballah in its entirety under the Terrorism Act 2000

    Government responded – 15 June 2018

    While we keep the list of proscribed organisations under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription.

    14,876 signatures

  49. Make it illegal for Historic Vehicles to be processed through scrappage schemes.

    Government responded – 14 June 2018

    The Government is not proposing to take forward a national scrappage scheme at this time in light of response to concerns regarding the deliverability and value for money of scrappage schemes.

    14,040 signatures

  50. British Soldiers who served in N. Ireland must have immunity from prosecution.

    Government responded – 11 June 2018

    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.

    51,909 signatures

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