P-06-1158 The Welsh Government to put in place a dedicated disability Minister within the next term of Government


This petition was submitted by Alex Chung, having collected a total of 315 signatures.


Text of Petition:                      

With one in five people here in Wales living with a disability according to ONS. It has never been more important for Wales to become a truly inclusive nation for all it citizens. We want Wales to become the first devolved nation to have it own dedicated disability Minister. With a dedicated minister focusing on disability can we make bigger strives towards, a fairer employment system, more opportunities for disabled students and greater support for mental health.


Additional Information:

Examples of statistics of disability in Wales.


(1)Over one in five people of working age in Wales have a disability.


(2)21 per cent of rail stations in Wales do not have step-free access, and at the current rate stations will not be accessible till 2070.


(3)1 in 4 people have a mental health problem.


(4)330,000 unemployed disabled people last year. Last year 81.8% Non-disabled people were employed compared to 53.2% of disabled people at the same time from ONS (U.K)


These are just a few examples of why having a dedicated disability minister within the Welsh Government can sort these matters surrounding disability within Wales.




(2)Leonard Cheshire. Trains for All Campaign, 2019


(3)ONS, Psychiatric Morbidity, 2007




Senedd Constituency and Region

·         Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

·         South Wales East