Current e-Petitions before Parliament


e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).


0 Upcoming Petition Debates

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20 Petitions eligible for Debate

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305,579
Petition Closed

Ban fireworks for general sale to the public.

Gov Responded - 5 Nov 2019
18 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

Every year more and more people, animals and wildlife get hurt by fireworks. It’s time something was fine to stop this. There are enough organised firework groups around for us to still enjoy fireworks safely so please help me stop the needless sale of them to the public!

249,530
Petition Closed

Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th.

Gov Responded - 10 Apr 2019
28 Sep 2019
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The Government are right when they say that exiting the EU is the "will of the people"
Despite the best efforts of the political classes and media establishment the "silent majority" still wish to leave the EU.
If Mrs May's deal is rejected again we should leave the EU on April 12 with No deal.

237,396
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 19 Jul 2018
29 Dec 2018
closed 11 months, 2 weeks ago

We need this for all those supporting England as the next day will not be pleasant for all fans

213,624
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 14 Feb 2018
11 Jul 2018
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

Throughout the conduct of the case there have been a number of issues that have been swept under the carpet. It's high time they were investigated.

207,673
Petition Closed

Leave the EU with No Deal in October 2019

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2019
3 Nov 2019
closed 1 month, 1 week ago

Brexit is in chaos. Leave won in 2016 that should be honoured. In the 2016 debates, both sides stated this meant leaving the European Union, Customs Union, Single Market and European Court of Justice.

146,397
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 8 May 2019
18 Oct 2019
closed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

After 9 months of maternity leave, most working mums do not receive any maternity pay and need to go back to work. I think all working parents should be entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the time a child is 9 months. It makes more sense to provide this funding from 9 months instead of 2 years

134,143
Petition Closed

The Air Ambulances to be government funded

Gov Responded - 3 Jul 2019
4 Dec 2019
closed 1 week ago

The air ambulances that operate around the UK cost around £12,000 per day to run and maintain, and are mainly funded through charity organisations. This petition is to ask the Government to fully fund the air ambulances through the emergency services.

133,680
Petition Closed

Hold online trolls accountable for their online abuse via their IP address

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2019
10 Mar 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

It’s far too easy for online trolls to just create another email address and another social media account if they have their accounts suspended.

131,617
Petition Closed

The UK should not agree the UN's Global Compact for Migration

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018
20 May 2019
closed 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The UN's Intergovernmental Conference will be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 and 11 December 2018. Like Hungary, the UK should not sign.

117,453
Petition Closed

Pet Theft Reform: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence.

Gov Responded - 16 Jul 2019
13 Sep 2019
closed 2 months, 4 weeks ago

We propose to amend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to make pet theft a specific offence, distinct from that of inanimate objects; and in sentencing, the courts must consider the fear, alarm or distress to the pet and owners and not monetary value.

115,999
Petition Closed

Laws to be introduced on social networks on hate preaching against religion(s)

Gov Responded - 15 Jul 2019
10 Jul 2019
closed 5 months ago

In the recent years numerous far right groups have insulted prophets of faiths including Prophet Muhammad PBUH, using public YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms. I believe there needs to be a legal boundary set when discussing criticism against religions and their respective Prophets.

111,965
Petition Closed

Ban Driven Grouse Shooting
Wilful blindness is no longer an option

Gov Responded - 2 Sep 2019
13 Feb 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery (Wild Justice) believe that intensive grouse shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife. People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant when contrasted with other real and potential uses of the UK’s uplands.

111,918
Petition Closed

Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry

Gov Responded - 15 Apr 2019
5 Sep 2019
closed 3 months, 1 week ago

The UK's departure from the EU looms but questions remain about the legitimacy of the Referendum. The Electoral Commission said illegal overspending occurred during the Referendum. Were the vote/any subsequent political acts affected? Article 50 was triggered. Was the overspend known about then?

109,430
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 24 Apr 2019
2 Oct 2019
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

There is now strong evidence of serious misconduct during the 2016 EU Referendum, including intereference by foreign actors and governments. This must be investigated under the Inquiries Act (2005).

107,187
Petition Closed

End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals.

Gov Responded - 22 Mar 2019
8 Sep 2019
closed 3 months ago

Across the UK, millions of farmed animals are kept in cages, unable to express their natural behaviours. This causes huge suffering.

We call on the UK government to end this inhumane practice by banning all cages for farmed animals. Cages are cruel.

107,176
Petition Closed

Abolish the subsidy on food and drink in the Palace of Westminster restaurants.

Gov Responded - 6 Apr 2018
12 Aug 2018
closed 1 year, 4 months ago

In 2016, the food subsidy in Parliament cost taxpayers around £3.7 million. This use of taxpayers’ money must stop and the funds diverted to public services where it is needed. MPs earn significant wages and citizens who themselves struggle to buy food should not be forced to help feed MPs as well.

105,580
Petition Closed

I request a full public inquiry into death of my son, Matthew Leahy. (20 yrs.)

Gov Responded - 2 Aug 2019
23 Nov 2019
closed 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Matthew was taken to, ‘a place of safety’, and died 7 days later.
24 others died by the same means, dating back to the year 2000. An indicator that little was done to address the growing problems.
Something went terribly wrong with the NHS Mental Health Services provided to my son.

103,918
Petition Closed

Recognise animal sentience & require that animal welfare has full regard in law

Gov Responded - 13 Mar 2019
27 Aug 2019
closed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

EU law recognises animals as sentient beings, aware of their feelings and emotions. Animals are at risk of losing these vital legal protections, post-Brexit. We want a BetterDealForAnimals: a law that creates a duty for all Ministers in the UK to fully regard animal welfare in policy making.

101,954
Petition Closed

British National (Overseas) Citizens should be given full British Citizenship.

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

People in Hong Kong who hold the British National (Overseas) passport are British; however, the British government is refusing and avoiding giving these Hong Kongers the

101,782
Petition Closed

Without a Deal make "Revoke Article 50" the default action.

Gov Responded - 17 Apr 2019
4 Oct 2019
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

There is now a grave danger that No Deal will happen simply through inaction. To avoid this catastrophic outcome, the default position must become not No Deal but a revocation of Article 50.


0 Petitions on track for Parliamentary Debate

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8 Petitions eligible for Government response

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10,347
Petition Closed

There is a Climate Emergency, abolish planned Heathrow Expansion.

20 Dec 2019
closed 0 minutes ago

Heathrow Airport cannot be expanded given the climate emergency that has been declared. The destruction to our environment has to stop and we can start here.

14,814
Petition Closed

Cease all new developments on Greenbelt and Greenfield sites across the country.

29 Jan 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

Government housing policy is forcing councils to meet aggressive house building targets. This directly causes new developments on Greenbelt & Greenfield. Many councils believe the targets are unrealistic. According to CPRE 460,000 homes are currently planned for greenbelt & greenfield sites.

10,682
Petition Closed

End the IVF postcode lottery and demand equality of provision on the NHS

8 Feb 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

For the sake of equality and fairness we need the government to hold local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to account and to legislate to ensure that access to IVF provision on the NHS is equal across England. All CCGs should be required to offer the same number of rounds of IVF on the NHS.

10,743
Petition Closed

Ensure UK cancer patients retain access to the latest treatments after Brexit

3 Mar 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

The European Commission has made it clear it would see a post-Brexit UK as falling outside EU regulations on clinical trials and the licensing of new medications.

12,254
Petition Closed

Make the cancer treatment drug, Avastin, available on the NHS

10 Mar 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

Avastin (bevacizumab) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It used to treat certain types of brain tumor, and certain types of cancers of the kidney, lung, colon, rectum, cervix, ovary, or fallopian tube.

10,922
Petition Closed

Increase Early Years Funding for Pre-Schools.

8 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

The Early Years Funding for Pre-Schools and small settings is very low. With low funding it's getting impossible to keep settings going, many are closing, many settings with a good or outstanding status. Everyone wants the childcare status high but how can this be achieved when funding is low.

10,300
Petition Closed

We demand a referendum on Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

24 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

On the 22nd of October one of the most liberal laws on abortion in Europe was undemocratically forced upon the people of Northern Ireland. The undersigned demand a referendum on this matter so that we get the chance for our voice to be heard.

67,185
Petition Closed

All venues that hold firework displays to be licenced

25 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

FIREWORKS SCARE ANIMALS TO DEATH
The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust is a small Registered Charity and has for a number of years been suffering from the effects of Fireworks being set off only a few yards from its sanctuary, of rescued horses and ponies.
Thousands of pet owners have similar issues


0 Petitions on track for Government response

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