Thanks for your comments, I'll go with Peter's version:
'To publicly acknowledge that there is a massive discipline problem in many State Schools and to give teachers and Headteachers the necessary powers to enforce discipline and to deal effectively with problem pupils and their parents.'
I'll try and get this on the petition site today. As several posters have pointed out, there's no guarantee that anybody will take the slightest notice of our efforts. However this is never an excuse for inaction so let's just do it anyway.
'Anonymous' came a close second with a proposal to make naughty children into dog food.
Stop Press: After sending off my petition and not receiving the necessary confirmation email (No idea why you should need one) I've just read the bit on the side of the site which explains that it doesn't work with Hotmail. My petition has now vanished off their site. This sums up the Government far better than my petition did.
Will try to set up a new email address later when my temper cools.
Stop Press 2: Have sent off petition again and it is 'awaiting approval'
Will let you know when we can all go and sign it