Other lists of petitions
Petitions with response
STOP the government extending car park charging hours from 8AM-5PM to 7AM-6PM.
Ministers responded – 21 November 2019
The Government has amended the original proposal and is now proposing to extend chargeable parking hours until 6pm and increase the unit cost of parking by 5p.
Make Monday 11 May, 2020, a public holiday to fully celebrate Liberation 75.
Ministers responded – 24 July 2019
The Council of Ministers recognises the importance of Liberation 75 and is proposing the 8th May as a bank holiday in addition to the 9th. As such, a bank holiday on the 11th May is unnecessary.
Demand for a full investigation into the safety of a 5G network in Jersey.
Ministers responded – 17 July 2019
Health and environmental protection is a priority for Government. There are no substantiated health impacts from mobile phone services including 5G. 5G services are being implemented around the world.
Introduce plant based plastic islandwide to reduce usage of single use plastic
Ministers responded – 21 June 2019
Plant based plastics are readily available in Jersey from commercial suppliers and many establishments use these products. These plastics are single use items, thus reusable options are preferred.
Have an allocated beach in Jersey where dogs can be off their leads all year.
Ministers responded – 20 June 2019
The existing rules are fair and are reasonably generous to dog walkers. They take account of the broad range of other reasons why both residents and tourists visit Jersey’s beautiful beaches.
Scrap the idea to close the roads around liberation square permanently.
Ministers responded – 15 June 2019
As already announced, the amended improvements to the Square will ensure that the road will not be permanently closed and traffic flow, particularly at peak times, is not impeded.
Stop the strikes and support our teachers
Ministers responded – 14 June 2019
Throughout the negotiations, all reasonable steps were taken to resolve matters. There was never any reason to call strikes whilst talks were still happening, in the view of the SEB.
Cease paying income tax on Social Security pensions.
Ministers responded – 15 May 2019
50% of pensioners do not pay any income tax. Making old age pension exempt would not benefit those pensioners with the lowest incomes, because they do not pay income tax under the existing system.
Lower the age for a smear test from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.
Ministers responded – 12 March 2019
Strong evidence shows cervical screening in women under 25 does more harm than good
Higher sentences for paedophiles.
Ministers responded – 1 February 2019
It is not common practice in Jersey to use legislation to set minimum prison terms. Further research is needed to establish if resources should be diverted to monitoring offenders for their whole life
Ban the use of Round Up and all products containing glyphosate in the Island.
Ministers responded – 11 January 2019
There is currently insufficient evidence to justify a ban of products containing glyphosate, and we will continue to monitor E.U. & U.K. professional authorities’ advice and respond appropriately.
Provide CGM devices and insulin pumps on prescription to all type 1 diabetics.
Ministers responded – 14 December 2018
The actions requested by the petitioner will be considered as part of the work on the development of an Island-wide strategy for the diabetes service.
Only allow fireworks to be sold or supplied in Jersey for licensed displays
Ministers responded – 6 December 2018
It is intended to bring forward Regulations which would require public firework displays to be licenced by the relevant Connétable.
Remove cannabis from Schedule One & not just the States/MDAC approved products.
Ministers responded – 2 December 2018
The States recently agreed to bring forward legislation to allow cannabis-derived medicinal products to be prescribed. However Cannabis remains a controlled drug.
Restore Fort Regent to its former glory
Ministers responded – 6 November 2018
The Council of Ministers is committed to devising and executing a plan to make best use of the Fort Regent site over the next 50 years.
Increase Island speed limit to 50mph
Ministers responded – 30 October 2018
Increasing the speed limit to 50 mph would considerably adversely impact road safety, particularly for vulnerable road users.
Stop the ‘de minimis’ threshold of £240 from being lowered on online purchases.
Ministers responded – 26 October 2018
The Minister for Treasury and Resources has decided not to adjust the de minimis level in Budget 2019.
Ban FLU-mist shots taking place in Jersey nurseries and schools
Ministers responded – 22 October 2018
Strong evidence shows that the nasal flu vaccine is safe.
Ballot all hospital staff about the future use of the current site.
Ministers responded – 5 October 2018
The Hospital Policy Development Board has commissioned a survey to ask health staff for their views on the location of a new hospital, which is intended to promote engagement in line with the petition
Make it law to stop ‘Hit and Run’ for Cats
Ministers responded – 11 October 2018
Cats are already well provided for in the Jersey Highway Code and the Animal Welfare Law.
Assisted Dying - allow individuals of capacity their own end of life choices
Ministers responded – 1 October 2018
Assisted dying is a complex and sensitive issue requiring further in depth consideration by the Council of Ministers, drawing on the extensive work undertaken in other parts of the British Isles.
Introduce a free ‘Aire’ French style camping system in Jersey for locals.
Ministers responded – 26 September 2018
Enjoying Jersey’s coast and countryside is part of island life but needs management to protect its qualities. A review of short-stay camping regulation is required to see how best to manage it.
Rental price caps law to limit rental prices to reasonable rents
Ministers responded – 19 September 2018
The Minister for Housing will pursue policies that improve the standard of living for islanders, including improving the quality and affordability of housing.
Provide compensation for Asbestos victims
Ministers responded – 7 September 2018
Employers must hold liability insurance. Sufferers of diffuse mesothelioma may be able to claim, dependent on individual circumstances. The Social Security review will consider the need for a scheme.