Our Work in Parliament
Just 1% of national spend on cancer research has been allocated to brain tumours
Brain Tumour Research uses Parliamentary e-petitions as an opportunity for our supporters and activists to be heard by Government and Parliament. We only work with the official UK Parliamentary petitions as these are the only petitions that the Government formally recognise and to which they are required to respond.
How the House of Commons petitions process works
Once a member of the public creates a petition on the Parliamentary website it will stay open for six months, as long as it is approved. If a petition attracts 10,000 signatures, the Government will issue a response.
Should a petition reach 100,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee will consider the petition for debate in Parliament. Debates involve constituency MPs giving speeches as well as statements from a Government Minister and a member of the Official Opposition. Members of the public can request to watch, but are not permitted to speak in the debate.
Petitions about brain tumour research are created and driven by our supporters and activists. If you would like to set up a petition, please contact our Public Affairs & Campaigning team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01908 867200 and we’ll be happy to help you set it up and maximise awareness and success for your petition.
Whilst we welcome the additional exposure that campaigning on platforms such as Avaaz, 38 Degrees, Change.org etc can bring, we focus our resources on challenging the Government only via official Parliamentary e-petitions.
There are currently no live Parliamentary petitions about brain tumours.