Petitions Committee

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Information about Petitions Committee

<OpeningPara>The Petitions Committee considers all admissible petitions received by the Senedd. Petitions can be signed and submitted through the Petitions site.</OpeningPara>




<news>The next Senedd election is scheduled for 6 May. In recognition of the need to ensure a level playing field for all candidates during the election period, all committee activity will cease with effect from 7 April (except very limited activity in relation to urgent subordinate legislation or the provisions of Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Act 2021). New committees are expected to be established before summer 2021 – information will be published on this website.</news><link></link>


<news>The Senedd is now in recess. The petitions process will be suspended from 7 April for the duration of the election campaign, including the ability to sign and submit petitions. The petitions process will be reopened following the Election.</news><link></link>


<news>The Committee has published its Fifth Senedd legacy report on 30 March 2021</news><link></link>


<news>The Petitions Committee has published its report on Petition P-05-805  Fair Deal For Supply Teachers on 18 March 2021</news><link></link>


Current Work


<inquiry>View all petitions referred to the Petitions Committee</inquiry><link></link>




>>>View meeting transcripts after 1 November 2017<link></link>

>>>View meeting transcripts prior to 31 October 2017<link>mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=15162</link>



Work Completed by the Committee







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The Petitions Committee will begin holding virtual meetings from the week commencing 11 May 2020. These initial meetings will focus on petitions relating to COVID-19 and new petitions of a time sensitive nature. A decision will be taken in the future on when the committee will be able to return to considering all other petitions.


We launched a new petitions website on 30 April 2020 in order to improve the experience of starting and signing petitions to the Senedd.


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The Petitions Committee was established on 28 June 2016 to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Order 23.


Its role is to consider all admissible petitions that are submitted by the public. Petitions have to be about issues that the Senedd has powers to take action on. The petitions process enables the public to highlight issues and directly influence the work of the Senedd. Its specific functions are set out in Standing Order 23.