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P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England

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Meeting: 18/03/2024 - Petitions Committee (Item 4)

4 P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition alongside P-06-1362 Match the new childcare offer in England of 15 hours for 2 year old's from April 2024 and noted the debate in the Senedd which heard the concerns of parents across Wales.

 

In light of the debate and the Minister’s response, Members agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioners for raising the important issue.

 

In addition to closing the petition, the Committee agreed to continue to fight for the rights of working parents throughout Wales, in their capacity as individual Members of the Senedd.


Meeting: 31/01/2024 - Plenary (Item 9)

Debate on petitions P-06-1359 and P-06-1362 concerning support for childcare costs

NDM8467 Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the following the petitions concerning support for childcare costs:

a) petition 'P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England', which received 10,820 signatures; and

b) petition 'P-06-1362 Match the new childcare offer in England of 15 hours for 2 year old's from April 2024', which received 407 signatures.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.19

NDM8467 Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the following the petitions concerning support for childcare costs:

a) petition 'P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England', which received 10,820 signatures; and

b) petition 'P-06-1362 Match the new childcare offer in England of 15 hours for 2 year old's from April 2024', which received 407 signatures.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 11/01/2024 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7)

7 P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England & Petition P-06-1362 Match the new childcare offer in England of 15 hours for 2 year old's from April 2024

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Meeting: 11/12/2023 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

5 P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England

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Minutes:

The Committee considered this petition along with petition P-06-1362 Match the new childcare offer in England of 15 hours for 2 year old's from April 2024.

 

The Committee agreed to write to Business Committee in order to request time for a debate in Plenary. In writing to Business Committee, Members agreed that if answers to questions raised surrounding both petitioners are identified in the budget scrutiny, then the request for a debate will be withdrawn.

 

The Committee also agreed to write to the Children, Young People and Education Committee in order to bring both petitions to their attention and to ask that they consider the issues raised in both petitions in their budget scrutiny.


Meeting: 09/10/2023 - Petitions Committee (Item 4)

4 P-06-1359 Offer Welsh working parents the same financial support for childcare as England

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Minutes:

Rhys ab Owen MS declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

He is the father of a 3 year old child and a two month old baby.

 

The Committee considered the petition and noted the letter received from Oxfam Cymru. Members agreed to highlight the issues raised and seek further clarity from the Welsh Government before deciding on the next steps to take.