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436 petitions

  1. I would like non-halal meat in all chain restaurants & for halal to be labelled.

    Government responded – 22 March 2017

    The Government believes that consumers should have the necessary information available to them to make an informed choice about their food.

    16,455 signatures

  2. Car insurance is compulsory therefore it should be nationalised

    Government responded – 21 March 2017

    The Government is taking action to tackle high insurance premiums caused by fraudulent and expensive whiplash claims.

    27,058 signatures

  3. This petition calls for a total ban on the use of packs of hounds for hunting

    Government responded – 17 March 2017

    The Government has a manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act 2004 on a free vote with a government bill in government time.

    15,673 signatures

  4. Make paying rent enough proof that you are able meet mortgage repayments

    Government responded – 17 March 2017

    Lenders must consider a range of factors when assessing a mortgage application. Meeting rental payments is not sufficient in itself to demonstrate affordability over the lifetime of the loan.

    145,206 signatures

  5. To be given a choice to be fitted with an ICD when diagnosed with Brugada.

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    We are very sorry to hear of the death of the petitioner’s partner and extend our condolences. It is a matter for the responsible clinician whether an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is fitted.

    10,374 signatures

  6. Abolish the House of Lords if it delays Brexit.

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    The House of Lords plays an important role in scrutinising and checking legislation and holding the Government to account. We are confident that Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March.

    14,480 signatures

  7. Do not discriminate against drivers of diesel cars

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    The Government will consult soon on a new plan to reduce NO2. Diesel vehicles are likely to continue to play a role in the fleet mix in certain circumstances.

    16,600 signatures

  8. Abolish the House of Lords

    Government responded – 16 March 2017

    The House of Lords plays an important role in scrutinising and checking legislation and holding the Government to account. Comprehensive reform of the Lords is not a priority in this Parliament.

    11,421 signatures

  9. Make LGBTQ+ sex education compulsory within the national curriculum.

    Government responded – 15 March 2017

    We want relationships and sex education (RSE) to be relevant for LGBT young people. We are working to improve the quality of RSE, introducing compulsory RSE and reviewing its content and practice.

    11,378 signatures

  10. Make offering Gay Conversion Therapy a criminal offence in the UK

    Government responded – 15 March 2017

    This Government does not believe that being lesbian, gay or bisexual is an illness to be treated.

    33,557 signatures

  11. Abolished fees for Naturalisation for Polish people working in UK over 5 years.

    Government responded – 15 March 2017

    The rights of EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK remain unchanged. The Government wants to protect their status, subject to reciprocal protection for British citizens living in other EU countries.

    30,845 signatures

  12. Fund Research into Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Government responded – 14 March 2017

    The Government recognises the need to support research into rare diseases including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and is committed to the implementation of the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases.

    12,028 signatures

  13. Allow retired dependent parents of British citizens in U.K

    Government responded – 13 March 2017

    The Immigration Rules for adult dependent relatives provide a route for those who require a level of long-term personal care that can only be provided in the UK by their relative here.

    26,197 signatures

  14. Pay £350m per week to NHS or re-run EU Referendum

    Government responded – 13 March 2017

    The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by an Act of Parliament.

    34,348 signatures

  15. Save the 'Children's nurse' degree course. Our Children & Young People need us

    Government responded – 10 March 2017

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has informed the Government that it is not seeking to change the four fields of nursing in a consultation this Summer.

    16,706 signatures

  16. Do not abandon the Dubs Scheme for refugee children

    Government responded – 10 March 2017

    This Government has and will continue to contribute significantly to hosting, supporting and protecting the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis; we are proud of our contribution.

    18,877 signatures

  17. For Parliament to ban the non-stun slaughter of animals in the UK.

    Government responded – 9 March 2017

    The Government has a manifesto commitment to “protect methods of religious slaughter”. We remain committed to this.

    18,917 signatures

  18. Introduce Animal Health and Welfare to the school curriculum

    Government responded – 6 March 2017

    The primary science curriculum includes content about the basic needs of animals. Schools have the freedom to teach topics such as animal welfare in subjects like citizenship and PSHE.

    15,182 signatures

  19. Reconsider The National Funding Formula so that NO child at school will LOSE out

    Government responded – 2 March 2017

    School funding is at its highest ever level - more than £40 billion in 2016-17. We are consulting on our proposed national funding formula, and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

    32,649 signatures

  20. Implement optional early drawing of a reduced State Pension for the 1950s women

    Government responded – 1 March 2017

    The points made in this petition have been considered by the Government. No further changes can be justified given the underlying imperative must be to focus public resources on those most in need.

    15,146 signatures

  21. Change the University fees from £9250 back to the £3000 fee for the UK.

    Government responded – 1 March 2017

    Anyone with the ability to benefit from higher education should have the opportunity to do so. All eligible students can apply for an upfront loan to meet the full cost of tuition fees.

    161,295 signatures

  22. Allow GCSE Students to have a formula sheet in their tests

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    The government made changes to GCSE mathematics, including the use of formulae, to ensure rigour and to match expectations in the highest performing education jurisdictions internationally.

    88,685 signatures

  23. Authorise open book examinations for GCSE English Literature 2017

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    GCSE English literature content requires students to read the full texts of the books and poems they study. Students will not need to remember the exact words of poems by heart in order to succeed.

    108,447 signatures

  24. Call on the Government to urge Whirlpool UK to recall all faulty tumble dryers

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    Government has set up a Working Group to look at options to improve Product Recalls and Safety, and is in close contact with the enforcing authority working with Whirlpool to rectify this issue.

    77,673 signatures

  25. We want the government to explain why there was no threshold in the Referendum

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    It was decided by the Government, and approved by an Act of Parliament, that the referendum would be a simple majority vote. The Government was clear it would honour the result.

    11,346 signatures

  26. Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built.

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    Local communities are not forced to accept large housing developments. Communities are consulted throughout the Local Plan process and on individual planning applications.

    20,813 signatures

  27. Give military veterans priority housing and mental health care

    Government responded – 27 February 2017

    The Government has already taken steps to ensure that veterans are given appropriate priority for housing and those that suffer from mental health problems receive the support and care they need.

    25,238 signatures

  28. Give immunity against prosecution to armed forces personel who served in NI.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    The Government is unstinting in its admiration for the Armed Forces whose sacrifices ensured terrorism would never succeed. There is no amnesty for terrorists and criminality should be investigated.

    14,169 signatures

  29. STOP all immigration & implement an Aussie style border control system.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    The Government is committed to reducing net migration to sustainable levels. Non-EU workers must have a skilled job and pay towards the NHS. Brexit will allow us to get more control of EU migration.

    22,885 signatures

  30. We want an urgent improvement in Mental Health Care in this country!

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    Any death, especially if the care a patient received could have been improved, is a tragedy. The Government is committed to making sure clinicians give the best treatment for patients

    11,821 signatures

  31. Abolish the tv licence, it shouldn't be a legal requirement.

    Government responded – 24 February 2017

    A licence is required in order to watch all live or nearly-live television content on any device in the UK or to stream or download any programmes in an on-demand programme service provided by the BBC

    116,975 signatures

  32. Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.

    Government responded – 23 February 2017

    We want mental health to be an everyday concern in all institutions. Schools should decide how to teach pupils about mental health developing their own curriculum to reflect the needs of their pupils.

    51,466 signatures

  33. Make CCTV mandatory in the UK’s equine slaughterhouses

    Government responded – 23 February 2017

    The Government encourages the highest standards of animal welfare at all slaughterhouses including equine. The Government is currently reviewing the requirement for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

    10,689 signatures

  34. Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum.

    Government responded – 22 February 2017

    British Sign Language was recognised as a language in its own right by the government in 2003.Whilst it is not a mandatory part of the curriculum, schools are free to teach it if they choose to do so.

    30,930 signatures

  35. Increase teachers' PPA time to 1 day per week to promote teachers' wellbeing.

    Government responded – 22 February 2017

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

    22,846 signatures

  36. Vote of no confidence in Theresa May in her handling of Brexit & foreign policy

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum and the Government will deliver on the verdict.

    21,544 signatures

  37. Amend existing Hate Crime legislation to specifically include disabled people.

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The Government takes all hate crime seriously. The Government continues to keep the law under review as per its manifesto commitment and is currently considering options.

    11,526 signatures

  38. Extreme vetting of immigrants and visitors to the UK

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    Foreign nationals intending to come to the UK are expected to abide by our laws. Those not prepared to do so should not expect to be allowed entry to the UK.

    13,913 signatures

  39. Make cannabis oil legal for medicinal purposes

    Government responded – 21 February 2017

    The Home Office will consider issuing a licence to enable trials of any new medicine containing a controlled drug, providing it complies with appropriate ethical approvals.

    18,515 signatures

  40. Make it a specific criminal offence to attack any member of NHS Medical Staff.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    Assaults against NHS staff are unacceptable, and already criminalised. If the victim serves the public, an assault is treated more seriously. A new offence would not provide additional protection.

    117,612 signatures

  41. Don't allow prescriptions to stop for dairy free milk in the UK.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    It is for Clinical Commissioning Groups, through their local prescribing policies, to decide what to limit on prescription.

    12,908 signatures

  42. Stop the resale of concert tickets at inflated prices on secondary websites.

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    That legislation bans unauthorised re-selling of football tickets. In 2016 different laws governing concert ticket resales were independently reviewed. The resulting report proposed no legal changes.

    45,881 signatures

  43. Improve understanding & treatment of people with hidden illnesses in PIP process

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective, fair and accurate assessments and closely monitor all aspects of the process including Assessment Providers performance.

    11,867 signatures

  44. Keep the Personal Injury Small Claims Limit at £1,000/ Keep Damages for whiplash

    Government responded – 20 February 2017

    The government has consulted on measures to reduce the number and cost of whiplash claims. Implementing these reforms will enable insurers to cut motor insurance premiums by around £40 per policy.

    18,147 signatures

  45. Approve funding for stem cell transplantation in sickle cell patients

    Government responded – 16 February 2017

    Funding for stem cell transplants for patients with sickle cell disease is available where it can be shown that the potential benefits outweigh the risks associated with this form of treatment.

    12,295 signatures

  46. Give Head Teachers the authority to agree up to 10 days of term-time holiday

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    As they know their pupils best, head teachers continue to retain the discretion to grant leave but, in maintained schools they may do so only in exceptional circumstances.

    11,919 signatures

  47. Delay triggering Article 50 until after voters vote on the UK EU Exit Package.

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    The people voted to leave the EU in a referendum and we will respect that decision. Under the EU treaties, the negotiations with the EU can only begin after Article 50 is triggered.

    13,905 signatures

  48. Theresa May: Seek an urgent cross-party solution to the health and care crisis

    Government responded – 14 February 2017

    The Government recognises the pressures on the health and social care system. It is supporting the NHS’s own plan for the future and going further than ever before to integrate health and social care.

    16,441 signatures

  49. Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

    1,862,704 signatures

  50. Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

    Government responded – 13 February 2017

    HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

    316,930 signatures

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