Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14
  • Petitioned David Cameron PM

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Public Correspondence Cabinet Office
David Cameron PM

Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14

    1. Debbie  Sayers
    2. Petition by

      Debbie Sayers

      Truro, United Kingdom


Currently there is a Private members Bill presented by Mr Philip Hollobone MP that is passing to its second reading in the house of commons that asks, the government to pass a law to provide a system of national service for young persons. 

We the undersigned do not want our children and grandchildren to be forced to undertake mandatory conscription or service in to any system that requires them by law to submit to training or residential activity, that is not optional and carries a criminal penalty for non compliance. We do not support any attempts to force young people between the ages of 18-26 in to any training that carries the option of military style training or conscription in to the military for any reason that is not voluntary.

It is unacceptable to force any person to engage in training that has mandatory residential elements, military training and or actual service in the military without the ability to refuse, without placing themselves in a position of having to break the law and gaining a criminal record. We do not want our children and grandchildren to fight and die in wars, or in training that they or we have no control over.

We ask that the Private Members Bill, The National Service Bill 2013-14 Presented by Mr Philip Hollobone be rejected in its entirety and that our government reassure us that non voluntary service and any residential or military style training, or service will always be a freedom of choice and not a system of conscription imposed upon UK citizens, especially young people, who should be able to choose their own futures.

David Cameron PM, Public Correspondence Cabinet Office
Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14

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Recent signatures


    1. Victory

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      Victory...Latest news on the National Service Bill 2013-14
      The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. Please share and RT... Despite the underhanded tactics of the Mp that created this bill, he obviously couldn't get enough support for it. Im sure that having nearly 40,000 signatures in opposition didn't help him after all... Thank you for all your support...I will be keeping an eye on Mr Hollobone MP... Dxxx

    2. National Service Bill Second Reading Approaches

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      HI Supporters, the date for the second reading is swiftly approaching and i want everyone to muster support for us as we still need to show opposition to this bill even if we don't want the minister in question to get a debate by default... So set the date in your diaries and share share share... thanks for your support so far... Dxxx

      Latest news on the National Service Bill 2013-14

      This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 28 February 2014.

      This Bill was presented to Parliament on 24 June 2013.

    3. Reached 35,000 signatures
    4. National Service Bill 2013-14 has been published

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      Hi all, the bill has now been published and includes the criminality of non compliance and military options...
      The ramifications of this bill are potentially huge, and include risking the current employment levels of many service areas as well as forcing our children in to military service... The bill is also subject to the discretion of the secretary of state leaving it wide open to abuse. I hope you will join me in sharing this petition widely and can i ask you to consider also signing a friend of mines government e-petition of the same name...
      Thanks for your support... Dxxx

    5. Reached 5,000 signatures
    6. Thank you for signing

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      I am still waiting for the Private members bill to be published so we can have a better idea of what we are up against. Thank you to all of those who have signed so far we need to send a clear message that this is not something we want in this country... Dxxx

    7. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • pamela pearson HOLYWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Because war is stupid, and only serves to make riches for corrupt politicians.

      • 5 months ago

      No one should be conscripted to fight agianst their will.

      • 5 months ago

      my family

    • anne margaret phee CLYDEBANK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      my son is 26 has a good job and has his own home. i dont want him to loose that to fight for some illegal war .

      • 5 months ago

      I don't want to be forced to fight, kill and possibly die for the foreign policies of a government I, and the majority of my countrymen, didn't elect. I refuse to shed blood for the benefit of self-serving, elitist politicians who only care about extending the profit rolls of their corporate masters.


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