Other lists of petitions

Petitions with a Government response

361 petitions

  1. Have another general election

    Government responded – 22 May 2019

    General elections are now every 5 years unless an early general election is called under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

    10,649 signatures

  2. With 'notice to proceed' delayed again, halt all HS2 enabling work immediately.

    Government responded – 21 May 2019

    Enabling works on HS2 in Buckinghamshire continue to be carried out to ensure that construction of the railway can proceed smoothly once HS2 Ltd have received final authorisation from the Government.

    16,613 signatures

  3. Revoke permission given for beagle breeding centre in Hull for animal testing

    Government responded – 20 May 2019

    The Secretary of state is unable to use his powers to revoke planning permission for the dog breeding facility at the Field Station in Grimston, Hull as the facility is built and operational.

    42,400 signatures

  4. Make it law to scan microchips routinely on current & new patients at the vets.

    Government responded – 20 May 2019

    The Government agrees that it is good practice for veterinary practices to scan dogs that are presented to them and particularly for the first time.

    12,590 signatures

  5. Guaranteed help at A&E to prevent avoidable deaths from suicide

    Government responded – 16 May 2019

    We are rolling-out liaison mental health teams in every acute hospital by 2020 to ensure that people who present at hospital with mental health needs get the care and treatment they need.

    11,250 signatures

  6. Pay Carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage

    Government responded – 16 May 2019

    Carer’s Allowance is not a wage, but it does provide some recognition of the valuable care being provided to support disabled loved ones live more independently. 2022/23 forecast real spend is £3.5bn.

    12,220 signatures

  7. Give Parliament a vote on whether Article 50 should be revoked

    Government responded – 15 May 2019

    This Government will not revoke Article 50. It will not therefore put the issue of revocation before Parliament. Instead the Government remains committed to honouring the result of the 2016 referendum

    10,545 signatures

  8. Price cap on flight tickets and holidays during school holidays

    Government responded – 14 May 2019

    The Department is sympathetic to families looking forward to a holiday, but flight prices are a matter for airlines. Travel is a competitive market with higher prices during periods of high demand.

    30,059 signatures

  9. Re-instate nursing bursary and scrap tuition fees.

    Government responded – 14 May 2019

    The tuition fee model means universities can offer more nursing places and students can access more funding than under the bursary system, and there are no plans to reinstate the bursary.

    22,363 signatures

  10. To introduce a law that recognises Parental Alienation as a criminal offence.

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    We do not believe that it is necessary to introduce a criminal offence against parents who alienate their child against the other parent as the court can take effective action against such behaviour.

    12,935 signatures

  11. Make PE a core subject from KS1-KS5 with a minimum of 2hrs allocated weekly

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    It is important all schools teach PE which, since 2014, has been the only national curriculum foundation subject mandatory at all 4 key stages. We have no current plans to change the curriculum.

    16,103 signatures

  12. The Government to make representations on behalf of Andrew Neal in UAE

    Government responded – 9 May 2019

    The UK is providing consular assistance to Andrew Neal who awaits trial in Abu Dhabi. We continue to support his family in the UAE and the UK. We remain in regular contact with the UAE authorities.

    11,023 signatures

  13. Provide 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months.

    Government responded – 8 May 2019

    The Government currently offers a broad range of childcare support and has no plans to extend the package of free childcare entitlement schemes to working parents of children over 9 months.

    143,709 signatures

  14. Grant the brown hare protection under S5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

    Government responded – 2 May 2019

    The hare population in the UK is stable. As brown hares are already protected by legislation and industry-led initiatives, we do not see a need for additional legal protection.

    12,212 signatures

  15. Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

    Government responded – 2 May 2019

    Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges we face. Nature-based solutions are key to tackling climate change. The Government is deploying such solutions to improve our natural environment.

    93,976 signatures

  16. Introduce legal immunity for UK soldiers after a war or conflict ends

    Government responded – 1 May 2019

    The Government is considering proposals to enhance legal protections for Service personnel.

    33,567 signatures

  17. Request a Royal Commission to review Parliamentary and electoral systems of U.K.

    Government responded – 26 April 2019

    In line with the result of the Parliamentary Voting System referendum in 2011, the Government will not request a Royal Commission to review our electoral system.

    16,549 signatures

  18. Install microplastic filters on new washing machines as standard

    Government responded – 29 April 2019

    The Government takes the safety of consumers and the environment very seriously. Washing machines must comply with legal safety requirements that protect people animals and property from safety risks.

    14,779 signatures

  19. Increase funding for multi-disciplinary treatment centres for FND Patients.

    Government responded – 29 April 2019

    The funding and planning of services for patients with FNDs is a local matter. Patients with FND should receive appropriate assessment and support with access to specialists as appropriate.

    10,876 signatures

  20. Hold an immediate independence referendum for Scotland (Indy Ref 2)

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    In 2014 people in Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. That result should be respected.

    11,397 signatures

  21. Grant legal protection to Swallow, Swift and Martin nest sites not just nests.

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    Birds that habitually use the same nests have their nests protected year round. Swallows, swifts and martins may return to sites but nest elsewhere. It is practical to protect nests while in use.

    72,278 signatures

  22. Automatic DLA renewal for Children under 16 with lifelong medical conditions

    Government responded – 25 April 2019

    Renewals, at appropriate frequencies, are an important feature in Child Disability Living Allowance which ensure that individuals receive the right financial support at the right time.

    14,225 signatures

  23. Address teachers unmanageable workload by increasing protected PPA to 30%

    Government responded – 24 April 2019

    We are supporting the profession to tackle issues which can affect recruitment and retention, including excessive workload, and recognise the importance of teachers having adequate PPA time.

    25,475 signatures

  24. Increase the maintenance loan to cover the UK average university accommodation.

    Government responded – 24 April 2019

    The Government has no plans to change the minimum maintenance loan so that it is linked to average UK accommodation costs. This would place additional demands on public spending.

    23,936 signatures

  25. To establish a Public Inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 EU Referendum.

    Government responded – 24 April 2019

    There are no plans to establish a public inquiry on the conduct during the 2016 EU Referendum. The Government has not seen evidence of successful interference in UK democratic processes.

    54,743 signatures

  26. Ask the Commonwealth of Nations to expel Brunei

    Government responded – 23 April 2019

    Our deep concerns about Brunei’s Sharia punishments, including the impact on LGBT people, are best addressed through dialogue. Brunei must uphold its human rights commitments and Commonwealth values.

    20,623 signatures

  27. Call for an end to LGBT human rights violations in Brunei.

    Government responded – 23 April 2019

    The UK has repeatedly expressed concern to Brunei about the discriminatory impact of its laws on the LGBT community. We call on Brunei to uphold its human rights commitments.

    86,780 signatures

  28. Introduce mandatory measures to prevent reselling/euthanasia of dogs

    Government responded – 23 April 2019

    We are sorry to hear about the death of a healthy dog. Local authorities, vets and re-homing centres are able to, and encouraged to, scan dogs in cases where the keeper is not clear.

    19,854 signatures

  29. Yoga and Meditation to be included in the UK National school curriculum.

    Government responded – 18 April 2019

    There are no plans to make yoga and meditation mandatory in the national curriculum. Schools are free to deliver a diverse PE curriculum and pastoral activities to suit the needs of their pupils.

    16,075 signatures

  30. 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.

    28,131 signatures

  31. 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.

    20,898 signatures

  32. 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

  33. 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.

    15,916 signatures

  34. 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.

    108,197 signatures

  35. 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.

    53,780 signatures

  36. 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.

    16,652 signatures

  37. 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.

    30,954 signatures

  38. 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.

    18,910 signatures

  39. 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.

    13,356 signatures

  40. 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.

    13,096 signatures

  41. 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.

    246,838 signatures

  42. 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.

    359,142 signatures

  43. 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.

    13,664 signatures

  44. 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.

    41,043 signatures

  45. £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.

    11,795 signatures

  46. 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.

    180,251 signatures

  47. 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.

    245,518 signatures

  48. 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.

    147,739 signatures

  49. 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

  50. 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.

    111,187 signatures

Get this data in JSON or CSV format