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84 petitions

  1. Raise awareness and understanding of PDA among health care professionals

    Government responded – 16 March 2018

    The Government takes the issue of autism, under which PDA is categorised, very seriously. We want to make sure that clinicians have the best resources available to make recommendations on autism.

    10,961 signatures

  2. Give all British citizens living abroad the right to vote and dedicated MPs

    Government responded – 15 March 2018

    The Government remains committed to introducing ‘votes for life’ ahead of the next scheduled General Election in 2022 but has no plans to create overseas constituencies.

    10,314 signatures

  3. Drop any proposals to licence airguns in England & Wales

    Government responded – 14 March 2018

    The Government is reviewing the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales. The review is looking at relevant issues such as access by young people, safe storage and manufacturing standards.

    10,683 signatures

  4. Introduce a 5p charge on single-use plastic straws.

    Government responded – 9 March 2018

    We want to leave our environment in a better state than we found it. Our 25 Year Environment Plan outlines how we will do that, including measures to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2043.

    13,523 signatures

  5. License driven grouse shooting

    Government responded – 8 March 2018

    Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity providing economic benefits, investment in remote areas and benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation. The Government has no plans to introduce licensing.

    14,583 signatures

  6. Make Hedgehogs a Protected Species

    Government responded – 5 March 2018

    Hedgehogs are already broadly protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

    16,060 signatures

  7. Call on DEFRA to withdraw UK approval of A24 trap, sold in NZ to kill hedgehogs.

    Government responded – 1 March 2018

    The Goodnature A24 trap is not approved for use against hedgehogs in England. Where traps are used for other species, the trapper must ensure that offences against protected species are not committed.

    18,145 signatures

  8. We want a law to ban tyres over 10 years old being used on buses and coaches.

    Government responded – 1 March 2018

    The Government takes road safety seriously but legislation must be evidence led. It has taken steps to manage tyres on public service vehicles and initiated research. Extra measures are not ruled out.

    12,565 signatures

  9. Pay carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living Wage

    Government responded – 28 February 2018

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

    12,362 signatures

  10. Nurses to work without having to pay an annual registration £120 fee to the NMC

    Government responded – 27 February 2018

    The NMC, as an independent body, sets a registration fee at the level required to fund its regulatory activity including registration and revalidation, education and standards and fitness to practise.

    11,841 signatures

  11. Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.

    Government responded – 27 February 2018

    We understand the distress caused by the theft of a much loved family pet and laws are in place to deal firmly with offenders who commit such crimes.

    40,229 signatures

  12. Theresa May: Cancel the invitation for Saudi Crown Prince to visit the UK

    Government responded – 26 February 2018

    Regular engagement is a vital part of our strong relationship with Saudi Arabia, which is important for mutual security and prosperity and includes meaningful discussion on reform and human rights.

    11,877 signatures

  13. Make GMC a tax-payer funded organisation and not to be funded by doctors.

    Government responded – 21 February 2018

    The GMC sets standards for doctors, provides support to achieve them and takes action when they are not met. It is right that the cost of regulation is met by those professionals who are regulated.

    25,090 signatures

  14. For the introduction of non-lethal means of control of the Otter (Lutra- lutra)

    Government responded – 21 February 2018

    While the Government understand concerns raised about the impact otters may have on fish populations, they are a protected species and there are no plans to introduce methods to control their numbers

    11,865 signatures

  15. Reverse A Proposed Ban On Letting Agents Charging Fees To Tenants

    Government responded – 20 February 2018

    Government is committed to banning tenant fees to deliver a fairer lettings market where tenants have greater clarity over what they pay and the landlord is the primary customer of the agent.

    10,679 signatures

  16. Stop the privatisation of NHS services

    Government responded – 20 February 2018

    The vast majority of NHS care has and will continue to be provided by public sector organisations. Patients should be able to access the best treatments based on quality of care not type of provider.

    231,467 signatures

  17. Make homework voluntary for children

    Government responded – 15 February 2018

    It is up to individual schools to decide whether to set homework and how much homework to set. There is no legislation on this.

    34,084 signatures

  18. We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case.

    Government responded – 14 February 2018

    The offender was convicted of further offences as a direct result of robust and effective monitoring. Therefore the Government considers that a public inquiry into this tragic case is not necessary.

    212,181 signatures

  19. We must leave the EU completely in March 2019 - No transition period, No delay

    Government responded – 13 February 2018

    As the Prime Minister said in Florence ‘the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union on 29th March 2019.’ An implementation period does not mean postponing Brexit.

    35,040 signatures

  20. Make Orkambi available on the NHS for people with Cystic Fibrosis

    Government responded – 7 February 2018

    We want patients to benefit from clinically and cost effective treatments. We welcome the dialogue between Vertex and NHS England to agree a deal that would make Orkambi available to NHS patients.

    115,035 signatures

  21. Change the GCSE English Literature exam from closed book to open book.

    Government responded – 6 February 2018

    Exam boards do not allow access to copies of whole texts in exams, but provide relevant extracts as exam materials. Pupils should be able to understand and analyse the texts, not memorise them.

    165,823 signatures

  22. Reduce and end unnecessary single-use plastics

    Government responded – 1 February 2018

    The Government wants to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, we are already a world leader in tackling plastic waste.

    11,594 signatures

  23. Repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824

    Government responded – 1 February 2018

    This legislation remains in force and in use. The Government currently has no plans to make changes to the law.

    19,322 signatures

  24. Ban Isis fighters from returning to the UK

    Government responded – 30 January 2018

    British citizenship can be removed if it does not render the individual stateless. Any risk posed by those who return from Syria will be managed and they may be investigated for criminal offences.

    12,613 signatures

  25. Strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act

    Government responded – 29 January 2018

    Under the Hunting Act 2004, an individual can receive an unlimited fine if found guilty of illegal hunting or hare coursing. Illegal hunting arrests and prosecutions are a matter for the police.

    16,084 signatures

  26. President Trump should be given a Full State Visit

    Government responded – 26 January 2018

    In January 2017, President Trump was invited to pay a State Visit to the UK, and accepted. HM Government looks forward to welcoming President Trump. Dates and arrangements are yet to be finalised.

    11,763 signatures

  27. Let all UK citizens vote on who is mayor of London not just Londoners.

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    Government will not extend London mayoral elections to all UK voters. The London Mayor is accountable directly to London’s electorate, because it is Londoners whom the Mayor serves.

    19,878 signatures

  28. Create a Freedom of Speech Act and Bring an End to "Hate Speech" laws

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    The Government is committed to upholding free speech, and legislation is already in place to protect these fundamental rights. However, this freedom cannot be an excuse to cause harm or spread hatred.

    22,522 signatures

  29. Begin a process of removal of illegal immigrants in the UK.

    Government responded – 24 January 2018

    The Government is committed to reducing the size of the illegal migrant population and the harm it causes.

    18,058 signatures

  30. Introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens

    Government responded – 22 January 2018

    The Government has no plans to change the Immigration Rules for visitors to introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens.

    68,074 signatures

  31. Don’t ban Grouse Shooting

    Government responded – 11 January 2018

    Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity that provides economic benefits, jobs and investment in some of our most remote areas and can offer important benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation.

    15,065 signatures

  32. Insurance should be on the car itself instead of the individuals who drive it

    Government responded – 9 January 2018

    The Government has no plans to change the motor insurance system to require vehicles themselves, rather than the use of a vehicle, to be insured.

    57,828 signatures

  33. Union Jack to appear on British number plates after March 2019.

    Government responded – 9 January 2018

    The law already allows the Union flag to appear on number plates in GB if a motorist wishes to do so. The Government has no plans to make the display of the Union flag on number plates compulsory.

    11,733 signatures

  34. Parliament must debate whether the PM should disclose any offshore interests.

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    Under the Ministerial Code, Ministers must provide their Permanent Secretary with a list of all relevant interests. This includes where financial interests are held in a blind trust or similar.

    11,453 signatures

  35. Make it illegal for any UK politician to lie or mislead the public.

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    The 7 principles of public life apply to all those who hold public office and form the basis of ethical standards expected of holders of public office as set out in their respective Codes of Conduct.

    14,714 signatures

  36. Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

    Government responded – 5 January 2018

    This is the Government’s response to the e-petition “Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry”, started by family members and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    156,089 signatures

  37. Make Bullying a Criminal Offence

    Government responded – 3 January 2018

    Laws are already in place to protect people when bullying behaviour constitutes a criminal offence. The government does not plan to introduce additional legislation for bullying behaviour.

    12,955 signatures

  38. Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.

    Government responded – 19 December 2017

    The British people voted to leave and the Government will implement their decision.The vote on the final deal will give Parliament the choice to accept the agreement or leave the EU with no agreement.

    109,124 signatures

  39. Pass legislation making animals legally "Sentient Beings" in UK law.

    Government responded – 18 December 2017

    The government is committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare as we leave the EU. We have published a draft Bill which clearly recognises animal sentience in domestic law.

    16,701 signatures

  40. Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.

    Government responded – 13 December 2017

    The Government shares the public’s outrage and welcomes the Libyan government’s commitment to investigate these reports and to ensure that those involved are brought to justice.

    268,345 signatures

  41. No more taxpayers money to be paid to the EU as part of any Brexit deal

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    The Government is focused on securing the best possible deal as we leave the EU. The financial implications of the UK's withdrawal can only be resolved as part of the settlement of all exit issues.

    16,297 signatures

  42. Introduce an Act of Parliament supporting ADHD adults and children (ADHD Act)

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    The NHS Act 2006, the Care Act 2014, and the Children and Families Act 2014 provide a robust statutory framework for supporting people with ADHD, backed by investment in mental health services.

    11,614 signatures

  43. Abolish the 0.7% GDP target for Foreign Aid

    Government responded – 4 December 2017

    Our aid commitment – which is enshrined in law - increases Britain’s global influence and allows us to shape the world around us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.

    55,145 signatures

  44. Legalise cannabis for medical and recreational use.

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    This Government has no plans to legalise cannabis. Raw cannabis is not recognised in the UK as having any medicinal benefit.

    25,402 signatures

  45. Do not extend IR35 legislation to the private sector.

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    The government will consult on how to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector, drawing on the experience of recent public sector reform.

    15,015 signatures

  46. Make offering gay conversion therapy a criminal offence

    Government responded – 30 November 2017

    The Government totally condemns any attempt to treat being gay, lesbian or bisexual as an illness. However, the Government does not believe creating a criminal offence is the right way forward.

    12,787 signatures

  47. Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

    Government responded – 28 November 2017

    While some fur products may never be legally imported into the UK the Government’s view is that national bans are less effective than working at an international level on animal welfare standards.

    107,917 signatures

  48. The Government must publish their consultation on social care by early 2018.

    Government responded – 24 November 2017

    On 16 November 2017, the Government set out plans to publish a Green Paper by summer 2018 presenting its proposals to reform care and support for older people.

    19,443 signatures

  49. Teach black history In History lessons

    Government responded – 23 November 2017

    The national curriculum gives examples of black history topics, which schools may teach at each key stage.

    19,138 signatures

  50. Stop the Common Fisheries Policy being adopted into UK law post-Brexit.

    Government responded – 21 November 2017

    When the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy.

    48,482 signatures

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