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544 petitions

  1. Remove Bangladesh from red list

    Government responded – 13 September 2021

    Decisions on the Red List are made by Ministers, informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19.

    11,876 signatures

  2. Identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals involved in money laundering

    Government responded – 13 September 2021

    The Government will continue to consider individuals and entities under the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime, guided by the purposes of the Regulations to prevent and combat serious corruption.

    30,922 signatures

  3. End reviews of PIP and ESA awards for people with lifelong illnesses

    Government responded – 10 September 2021

    We understand there are people with severe and lifelong health conditions which will not improve and want to test a simplified process which doesn’t require them to undertake a health assessment.

    18,370 signatures

  4. Inquiry into the DVLA’s performance during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Government responded – 10 September 2021

    The DVLA provides regular updates on performance and progress to Department for Transport ministers and it has been fully scrutinised in two Transport Select Committee evidence sessions in 2021.

    11,060 signatures

  5. Strengthen laws protecting seals

    Government responded – 9 September 2021

    The UK Government recognises that disturbance by the public can be detrimental, and on occasion, fatal to seals and that greater public awareness is needed to protect these vulnerable marine mammals.

    20,421 signatures

  6. Support the pension triple lock

    Government responded – 8 September 2021

    The Government is committed to ensuring that older people are able to live with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our approach is fair for both pensioners and younger taxpayers.

    14,525 signatures

  7. Make it an offence to hit a cat and drive off

    Government responded – 7 September 2021

    The Government has no plans to make it an offence to drive off after hitting a cat. A focus for this Government is to make roads safer for all users, which will in turn reduce the risk to all animals.

    12,285 signatures

  8. Prioritise funding for a new hospital for King's Lynn & West Norfolk

    Government responded – 6 September 2021

    Our Health Infrastructure Plan sets out our approach to improving hospitals and health infrastructure to ensure our healthcare system and staff have the world-class facilities needed for the future.

    12,856 signatures

  9. Fund a second General Hospital including an A&E department in Cornwall

    Government responded – 2 September 2021

    Our Health Infrastructure Plan sets out our approach to improving hospitals and health infrastructure to ensure our healthcare system and staff have the world-class facilities needed for the future.

    14,540 signatures

  10. Fund newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy immediately

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    The benefits and harms of screening for spinal muscular atrophy in newborns must be carefully assessed. The United Kingdom National Screening Committee will next review the evidence in 2022.

    10,788 signatures

  11. Provide more funding for stalking advocates for victims of stalking

    Government responded – 27 August 2021

    The Government provided additional funding to stalking charities to help support victims, including funding specifically for advocacy, both this year and last.

    47,789 signatures

  12. Keep face covering mandatory in indoor public settings beyond 19th July 2021

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    Government has moved England to Step 4 in its Road Map transitioning from legal to personal, risk-based judgements. Wearing face coverings in certain indoor settings is still expected and recommended.

    10,483 signatures

  13. Appoint an Allergy Tsar as a champion for people living with allergies

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    People with allergies continue to be supported through locally commissioned NHS services. New legislation is also being implemented to support those with food allergies through clearer food labelling.

    16,910 signatures

  14. To allow non-prescribed storage of Salbutamol Inhalers in Commercial Kitchens

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    Asthma inhalers are a mainstay of treatment and access to prescribed inhalers can save lives. The Licensing Authority can consider evidence to support a specific exemption to supply controls.

    101,481 signatures

  15. Recall Parliament to debate vaccination of children before this is rolled out

    Government responded – 25 August 2021

    Government evaluated evidence and assessed expert opinion before deciding to routinely vaccinate young people aged 16 to 17. MPs had the option to be briefed and raise questions during an All MP call.

    27,297 signatures

  16. Luke’s Law: Ban 'free bets' and emails that entice gamblers to place 'free bets'

    Government responded – 24 August 2021

    The Government is looking at gambling advertising, including marketing and inducements, in our Gambling Act Review. We will set out any proposals for reform in a White Paper by the end of the year.

    18,444 signatures

  17. Remove Egypt from travel red list immediately

    Government responded – 23 August 2021

    Ministerial decisions on allocations to the red list are informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of concern.

    12,359 signatures

  18. Remove South Africa from the travel 'Red List'

    Government responded – 23 August 2021

    Ministerial decisions on allocations to the red list are informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of concern.

    36,038 signatures

  19. Provide funding to local authorities to protect health visiting provision

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    Local authorities are responsible for commissioning health visiting services. Funding for this is provided through the public health grant, which will be part of the 2021 spending review.

    11,332 signatures

  20. Contact Details On Microchips Must Remain Registered For Life #TuksLaw

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government will consider some of these issues further as part of the post-implementation review of The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015

    12,083 signatures

  21. Create a Veterinary Services Ombudsman

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has a statutory duty to supervise the conduct of veterinary surgeons. The Government does not plan to introduce an ombudsman or to regulate veterinary prices.

    11,338 signatures

  22. End the Cage Age for all farmed animals

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government is committed to improving farm animal welfare standards and is currently exploring options for introducing further reforms, including phasing out the use of cages in farming.

    64,966 signatures

  23. Change the law to include laboratory animals in the Animal Welfare Act.

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government believes animal use for research remains important and The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) provides specific protection for these animals..

    74,310 signatures

  24. Do not impose any new requirements on parents who are home educating

    Government responded – 20 August 2021

    The Government remains committed to a registration system for Children Not in School (CNIS). Further details will be set out in the Government’s upcoming response to its CNIS consultation.

    16,031 signatures

  25. Process all asylum seekers off-shore using foreign aid budget

    Government responded – 19 August 2021

    The Nationality and Borders Bill supports potential future processing of asylum claims outside the UK. Overseas development assistance is spent following international rules on what constitutes aid.

    18,565 signatures

  26. Ban urban and garden pesticides to protect bees, other wildlife and human health

    Government responded – 19 August 2021

    The Government is committed to supporting alternatives to chemical pest control and recently consulted on a National Action Plan to minimise the risks and impacts associated with pesticides.

    37,523 signatures

  27. Do not make Covid-19 vaccination a requirement to physically attend university

    Government responded – 18 August 2021

    The Government currently has no plans to require the use of vaccine certification for access to learning or accommodation. Universities should promote vaccination to help keep HE settings safe.

    11,272 signatures

  28. Protect student choice: do not withdraw funding for BTEC qualifications

    Government responded – 17 August 2021

    The Government is streamlining and improving the quality of post-16 qualifications. We will fund a range of qualifications in addition to T Levels and A levels, which may include some BTECs.

    20,461 signatures

  29. We demand that the Gurkhas receive equal pensions

    Government responded – 19 August 2021

    For most Gurkha veterans the Gurkha Pension Scheme provides a pension at least as good as, and in many cases better than, that given to their British counterparts with identical periods of service.

    106,182 signatures

  30. Make lying in the House of Commons a criminal offence

    Government responded – 12 August 2021

    The Government does not intend to introduce legislation of this nature. MPs must abide by the Code of Conduct and conduct in the Chamber is a matter for the Speaker.

    131,908 signatures

  31. Exempt dogs assessed by experts as safe from breed specific legislation

    Government responded – 12 August 2021

    The Dangerous Dogs Act places restrictions on certain types of dogs bred for fighting. Individual dogs can be kept under strict conditions if a court judges that they are not a risk to public safety.

    125,430 signatures

  32. Protect the NHS, Press Pause on the White Paper for Health and Social care

    Government responded – 6 August 2021

    The Health and Care Bill was introduced in Parliament following extensive engagement with the health and care system by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

    15,710 signatures

  33. Add Sickle Cell to the Prescription Charge Exemption List

    Government responded – 6 August 2021

    While we have no plans to make changes to the list of medical conditions exempting patients from prescription charges, someone with this debilitating illness may qualify under another exemption.

    19,579 signatures

  34. Reform the VDPA 1979 to improve support for those harmed by covid-19 vaccines

    Government responded – 5 August 2021

    The Government has a robust system to monitor potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine and has added the vaccine to the VDPS. We will consider further action as more evidence becomes available.

    17,528 signatures

  35. Plan to phase out animal experiments

    Government responded – 4 August 2021

    The Government funds and supports the development of techniques that replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research (3Rs). This is primarily delivered by the National Centre for the 3Rs.

    77,071 signatures

  36. Ban Animal Testing - Fund, accept & promote alternatives to animal testing

    Government responded – 4 August 2021

    Scientific research using animals is vital in understanding how biological systems work in health and disease. Government oversees development of 3Rs techniques and delivery of robust regulation.

    234,685 signatures

  37. Include military personal with 5 years service in criteria for Platinum Jubilee

    Government responded – 4 August 2021

    The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal will be awarded to serving Armed Forces personnel with five years’ service on 6 February 2022. The medal will not be available to veterans who left before that date

    17,034 signatures

  38. Repatriate refugees when their country of origin is safe

    Government responded – 4 August 2021

    We will always seek to remove those with no right to be in the UK. Individuals granted temporary protection status will have no automatic route to settlement.

    11,034 signatures

  39. Introduce national limits on horse breeding

    Government responded – 4 August 2021

    The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare. We continue to have close engagement with the equine sector and are monitoring the situation regarding the supply of foals.

    33,027 signatures

  40. Keep requirement to wear a face covering in shops & supermarkets after July 19th

    Government responded – 30 July 2021

    Face coverings are not required but still expected and recommended when in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces with people you do not usually see, such as shops, which may still encourage their use.

    13,059 signatures

  41. Create a legal right for patients to receive timely face-to-face GP appointments

    Government responded – 30 July 2021

    Practices are expected to offer both remote and face to face appointments taking into account clinical appropriateness and patient preference for appointment type.

    16,643 signatures

  42. Add Poland to the green list for international travel

    Government responded – 28 July 2021

    Ministerial decisions on country allocations to the traffic light system are informed by Joint Biosecurity Centre risk assessments and wider public health factors, and are reviewed every three weeks.

    14,604 signatures

  43. Do not pass the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

    Government responded – 28 July 2021

    The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will make communities safer by preventing and cutting crime, bringing offenders to justice and ensuring that their punishment fits the crime.

    10,842 signatures

  44. Move the State Pension age back to 60 for both men & women

    Government responded – 28 July 2021

    Parliament has voted to equalise the State Pension age (SPa) and subsequent retirement ages for men and women. Reducing it to 60 is neither affordable nor fair to tax payers and future generations.

    85,014 signatures

  45. Amend PCSC Bill to withdraw power to seize vehicles used as mobile homes

    Government responded – 26 July 2021

    The provisions within Part 4 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill are currently being debated in Parliament. The Government has no plans to remove the vehicle seizure power within Part 4.

    53,192 signatures

  46. Require vaccine history be recorded on death certificates

    Government responded – 26 July 2021

    An individual’s flu vaccine is recorded on the National Immunisation Management System, a flag is normally placed on the GP record and vaccine effectiveness is monitored by Public Health England.

    17,644 signatures

  47. Create a new independent statutory regulator for all UK News Media

    Government responded – 26 July 2021

    The government supports a free press underpinned by independent self regulation and the independent regulation of television and radio services by Ofcom.

    10,819 signatures

  48. Fund improved support for people with communication and swallowing needs

    Government responded – 22 July 2021

    We know many people have had to wait to access NHS services during the pandemic. We are supporting the restoration of services, including speech and language therapy, for all of those who require it.

    13,704 signatures

  49. Stop measuring the height and weight of children in primary school

    Government responded – 22 July 2021

    The Government has no plans to stop this statutory public health function. This data is used by the National Health Service and other local services to improve children’s health.

    21,303 signatures

  50. Give the UK a Bank Holiday on Monday July 12th if England win Euro 2020

    Government responded – 22 July 2021

    The Government would like to congratulate the England team on its sterling performance in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final. However, the Government has no plans for a bank holiday.

    364,720 signatures

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