Meetings

Forward work programme - Petitions Committee

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 01/11/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 4)

Further discussion on the signature threshold

Minutes:

After considering all the data, and the recommendation of the predecessor committee, Members agreed that a change in signature threshold for a petition to be considered by the Committee was justified, and that this should be changed to 250 signatures. Members also agreed to seek to make this change in threshold by the start of the New Year in January 2022. The Chair will write to Business Committee recommending the relevant change to Standing Order 23.4(i)


Meeting: 01/11/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 6)

Future workload planning

Minutes:

The Committee considered the forward work programme and agreed to invite witnesses to give evidence in relation to petition P-06-1224 Design a ‘Care Leavers Plus’ Universal Basic Income pilot that includes a range of people. Evidence sessions will take place on 15 and 29 November.


Meeting: 04/10/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 6)

Strategic Planning Session / Petitions data presentation

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence presented and agreed to return to the issue, requesting a paper on this issue that looks in more detail at the implications of changing the signature threshold by the next meeting.

 

 


Meeting: 20/09/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

Forward work programme

Minutes:

The Committee considered how it wished to approach its Forward Work Programme and agreed it would request to meet in person for its next meeting on 4 October.

 

The Committee also agreed to return to the issue of signature thresholds at the next meeting.


Meeting: 13/09/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

Forward work programme

Minutes:

The Committee considered how it wished to approach its Forward Work Programme and asked the clerking team to prepare a formal paper setting out options for conducting further detailed work on a range of future petitions.

 

The Committee agreed to seek permission to move its Monday morning slot to a Monday afternoon in anticipation of in-person meetings resuming.


Meeting: 16/07/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

5 Predecessor committee legacy report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report.


Meeting: 16/07/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 8)

8 Strategic approach to Committee remit

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered how it wished to approach its remit and agreed:

·         to focus on high level issues where the Committee may be able to shape Government policy; and

·         to undertake outreach and engagement work once it is safe to do so.


Meeting: 16/07/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 7)

7 Committee procedures and ways of working

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its procedures and ways of working and agreed to write to Business Committee to inform it of its decision to maintain the current thresholds:

·         requiring 50 signatures for the Committee to consider the petition; and

·         requiring 10,000 signatures before the Committee considers seeking a Senedd debate on the petition.

 

The Committee agreed to review these thresholds in due course to ensure they remain appropriate.


Meeting: 16/07/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 2)

2 Committee remit

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the Committee’s remit and responsibilities.