Petitions Committee

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Information about Petitions Committee

<OpeningPara>The Petitions Committee has been set up by the Senedd to consider all petitions that meet our rules of collecting 250 signatures. </OpeningPara>


<OpeningPara>The Committee has five Members who come from the different party groups represented in the Senedd, and is chaired by Jack Sargeant MS.</OpeningPara>




<news>The Committee will next meet on 9 October 2023.</news><link></link>


<news>On Wednesday 12 July a joint Plenary debate took place on the Petitions Committee report, ‘Supporting care experienced parents’, which was laid in the table office on 02 March 2023, and the report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee, ‘If not now, then when? Radical reform for care experienced children and young people’, which was laid in the table office on 24 May 2023</news><link></link>


<news>The Committee has Published its Annual Report 2023</news><link></link>


<news>The Welsh Government have responded to the Committee’s report ‘Supporting care experienced parents’</news><link></link>



<news>The Senedd’s Petitions website has been updated. For every petition you can now see a 'heatmap' showing where people have been signing that petition. You can see maps based on Constituency or Region. We hope this new feature will be useful to both those creating and signing petitions.</news>



<news>On Wednesday 16 December, the Senedd agreed to amend Standing Orders relating to the number of signatures required in order for a petition to be considered by the Petitions Committee. From January 1 2022, any petition submitted will need to collect 250 signatures in order to be considered by the Committee.</news><link></link>


<news>Following the election in Plenary of Jack Sargeant MS as chair of the Petitions Committee on 29 June 2021, the Senedd elected Buffy Williams MS, Joel James MS and Luke Fletcher MS as members of the Petitions Committee on 7 July 2021.</news><link>ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=700&MId=12322&Ver=4</link>


<news>The Committee was established by motion in Plenary on 23 June 2021.</news><link>ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=700&MId=12318&Ver=4</link>


Current Work

<inquiry>P-06-1161 Routine collection and publication of data of how many babies/children return to their care experienced parents care at the end of a Parent and Child Placement</inquiry><link></link>


<inquiry>P-06-1307 The Welsh Government should commit to the adoption of the maintenance of new housing estates by local authorities</inquiry><link></link>


<inquiry>P-06-1326 The Senedd should scrutinise the prepayment meter scandal in Wales</inquiry><link></link>