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).


2 Upcoming Petition Debates

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
103,783
c. 575 added daily
108,843
(Estimated)

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

Debate Scheduled for: 9 Sep 2019 Sign this petition Gov Responded - 13 Mar 2019
27 Aug 2019
closes in 1 week, 1 day

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.

106,104
c. 618 added daily
118,953
(Estimated)

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

Debate Scheduled for: 9 Sep 2019 Sign this petition Gov Responded - 22 Mar 2019
8 Sep 2019
closes in 2 weeks, 6 days

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.


12 Petitions eligible for Debate

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
247,820
c. 1,668 added daily
315,877
(Estimated)

Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 10 Apr 2019
28 Sep 2019
closes in 1 month, 1 week

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.

130,054
c. 1,196 added daily
259,012
(Estimated)

The Air Ambulances to be government funded

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Jul 2019
4 Dec 2019
closes in 3 months, 2 weeks

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.

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 7 months, 3 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, 1 month 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.

145,014
c. 1,067 added daily
209,869
(Estimated)

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

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 8 May 2019
18 Oct 2019
closes in 2 months

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

106,272
c. 772 added daily
152,439
(Estimated)

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 2 May 2019
17 Oct 2019
closes in 1 month, 4 weeks

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

115,808
c. 709 added daily
134,096
(Estimated)

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

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 16 Jul 2019
13 Sep 2019
closes in 3 weeks, 4 days

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.

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 3 months 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.

109,473
c. 597 added daily
120,095
(Estimated)

Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 15 Apr 2019
5 Sep 2019
closes in 2 weeks, 3 days

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?

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 1 month, 1 week 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.

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 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.

100,718
Petition Closed

The Prime Minister should advise Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament.

Gov Responded - 18 Mar 2019
31 Jul 2019
closed 2 weeks, 4 days ago

The Prime Minister should advise Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament suspending the current parliamentary session until 2nd April 2019 to prevent any attempts by parliamentarians to thwart Brexit on 29th March 2019. Preparations for no-deal/WTO will continue.


1 Petitions on track for Parliamentary Debate

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
87,222
c. 600 added daily
113,509
(Estimated)

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

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 23 Apr 2019
1 Oct 2019
closes in 1 month, 1 week

Brunei currently punishes homosexuality by imprisonment of up to a decade, and will soon make it punishable by death. As a fellow Commonwealth country, the UK Government must urgently call for an end to human rights violations against the LGBT community in Brunei.


3 Petitions eligible for Government response

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
14,204
Petition Closed

Provide settled and pre-settled status EU citizens a physical document as proof.

12 Aug 2019
closed 6 days, 18 hours ago

EU citizens on the scheme have no documentary evidence to provide border agents, landlords and prospective employers their right to reside in the UK other than a website. Also the paperless system is potentially vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Provide a physical document/ID to prove settled status.

35,844
c. 218 added daily
42,992
(Estimated)

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

Sign this petition
20 Sep 2019
closes in 1 month

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

14,774
c. 110 added daily
23,202
(Estimated)

We Demand A Vote On Cannabis

Sign this petition
3 Nov 2019
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

We sign because we do not support the law as it currently stands. We demand the chance to test the "will of the people" in regards to cannabis policy.

DO NOT GIVE US THE STANDARD RESPONSE! We demand democracy, we demand a chance to change the law.
Join the campaign Let Us Vote on Fb & twitter


17 Petitions on track for Government response

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
8,484
c. 55 added daily
11,058
(Estimated)

Fund an NHS Lyme Disease Centre of Excellence

Sign this petition
4 Oct 2019
closes in 1 month, 2 weeks

NICE guidelines (2018) suggest to refer complicated Lyme Disease sufferers to a Specialist. Referral is often made to other specialties who do not have the knowledge or experience to manage this debilitating disease of multi-systemic symptoms .

9,123
c. 66 added daily
13,592
(Estimated)

Outlaw planning applications that include removal of mature trees or hedgerows.

Sign this petition
25 Oct 2019
closes in 2 months, 1 week

People have been horrified by the outbreak of nets on healthy trees and hedges to stop birds nesting. It's not the nets that are the problem, but the planned removal of the important trees and hedges. Mature trees are vital for air quality and to absorb carbon. They need to stay there.

9,531
c. 69 added daily
14,825
(Estimated)

Leave the EU with No Deal in October 2019

Sign this petition
3 Nov 2019
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

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.

6,712
c. 53 added daily
11,287
(Estimated)

Return the retirement age of Prison Officers to 60. 68 is too late.

Sign this petition
13 Nov 2019
closes in 2 months, 3 weeks

Our prisons are dangerous, high stress environments. Working in them is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding, often requiring physical interventions against some of societies most violent men and women. It is not feasible to continue working to 68. Return the retirement age to 60.

6,388
c. 51 added daily
10,859
(Estimated)

Abolish imprisonment as a penalty for non-payment of Council Tax.

Sign this petition
14 Nov 2019
closes in 2 months, 3 weeks

I was shocked to learn that hundreds of people a year are sent to prison for non-payment of council tax, often because the law is wrongly applied by magistrates, up and down the country.

This affects the poorest in society and often women, left with unmanageable debts. The wealthy are unaffected.

8,505
c. 74 added daily
15,265
(Estimated)

Allergy provision in school: Introduce Statutory Allergy Care legislation

Sign this petition
17 Nov 2019
closes in 3 months

Currently, there is no statutory legislation to govern school policies in regard to the care of children with life-threatening allergies. As a result, the provision of care in our schools is haphazard and inconsistent. This is shocking and risks the lives of vulnerable children every day.

9,121
c. 79 added daily
16,895
(Estimated)

Retain Bus passes and tv licenses for older people.

Sign this petition
24 Nov 2019
closes in 3 months, 1 week

The provision of a bus pass and tv license are a major lifeline for many older people who are subject to isolation and loneliness. The proposal from
House of Lords Select Committee is in direct contradiction to the Governments stated concern about loneliness and isolation.

5,491
c. 49 added daily
10,643
(Estimated)

Introduce national pay scales and terms of employment for Teaching Assistants.

Sign this petition
30 Nov 2019
closes in 3 months, 1 week

Teaching Assistants are a most valuable asset to any school, any teacher, any pupil.

TAs are undervalued and paid well below standards because currently it’s up to schools and Local Authorities to decide their salaries and employment conditions.

5,998
c. 53 added daily
11,851
(Estimated)

End harmful policies towards refugees and migrants in Libya

Sign this petition
7 Dec 2019
closes in 3 months, 2 weeks

The Government supports harmful policies which aim to trap desperate refugees and migrants in Libya, such as the funding and training of the Libyan Coastguard, despite appalling conditions in detention centres and conflict in the country. It needs to support humanitarian evacuation and resettlement.

7,402
c. 92 added daily
17,868
(Estimated)

Parliament should stop a 'no-deal' Brexit

Sign this petition
10 Dec 2019
closes in 3 months, 3 weeks

Legislation to hold the EU referendum and the decision to trigger Article 50 were made in the previous Parliament. No Parliament can bind the hands of its successor, therefore this Parliament can, in effect, do as it believes appropriate, given the circumstances, and prevent a 'no deal' Brexit.”

5,228
c. 69 added daily
13,728
(Estimated)

Revoke the BBC's royal charter.

Sign this petition
19 Dec 2019
closes in 4 months

The BBC has a Charter obligation to be independent in fulfilment of its mission. It has repeatedly shown itself incapable of providing impartial reportage on major political issues. Its latest insults aimed at President Trump during a state visit to the UK are demeaning for a state broadcaster.

8,503
c. 93 added daily
19,986
(Estimated)

Raise awareness and make Pathological Demand Avoidance a recognisable diagnosis

Sign this petition
20 Dec 2019
closes in 4 months

PDA needs to be recognised in the UK as a specific, diagnosable condition and added to the diagnostic manual. This needs government intervention to pursue this. PDA has been recognised as a form of autism for over 30 years, yet getting a diagnosis through the NHS is a postcode lottery.

5,670
c. 71 added daily
14,816
(Estimated)

Do not allow a second referendum on Scottish Independence

Sign this petition
25 Dec 2019
closes in 4 months, 1 week

We voted “once in a lifetime” in 2014

6,331
c. 66 added daily
14,872
(Estimated)

All halal and kosher certified products to be prominently labelled

Sign this petition
25 Dec 2019
closes in 4 months, 1 week

It is strictly forbidden for some Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians to consume any halal or kosher certified product or religiously slaughtered meat. Without clear prominent labelling we could be consuming it without knowing. All we are asking for is clear labelling to make an informed choice.

3,468
c. 50 added daily
10,118
(Estimated)

Drug testing for Members of Parliament.

Sign this petition
28 Dec 2019
closes in 4 months, 1 week

Our Members of Parliament should lead by example and not take illicit drugs.

4,058
c. 60 added daily
12,268
(Estimated)

Make all sexual abuse offences exceptions under the double jeopardy rules

Sign this petition
2 Jan 2020
closes in 4 months, 2 weeks

Many victims will never be able to obtain justice or closure from the criminal courts as the law currently stands as their charges are not deemed "serious" or "severe" enough to be an exception to the double jeopardy rules.

7,463
c. 111 added daily
22,940
(Estimated)

Stop the unfair cap on fuel allowance for community nurses doing their job!

Sign this petition
4 Jan 2020
closes in 4 months, 2 weeks

As community nurses we meet the needs of patients requiring care while in their own homes. Hospitals are crying out for beds and without our service patients would be unnecessarily taking up vital beds which could be used more for acutely unwell patients.