P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during lockdown



P-05-1060 Allow supermarkets to sell "non-essential" items during lockdown


This petition was submitted by Gareth Howell having collected a total of 67,940 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

The Welsh Government, as part of its 17 day "firebreak" lockdown, is banning the selling of non-essential goods from shops that are allowed to remain open. We do not agree that this is a prudent or rational measure, and will create more harm than good.


We do not agree for example that parents should be barred from buying clothes for their children during lockdown while out shopping. This is disproportionate and cruel and we ask that the decision be reversed immediately.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/12/2020.


The Committee formally noted the strength of feeling expressed by the petition, the further views provided by the petitioner and the response from the Welsh Government during the debate held on 11 November. Given that the petition has been debated and the firebreak lockdown has ended, the Committee agreed that there was little action it was able to take at this time. It therefore agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/12/2020.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff North
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 09/11/2020