P-06-1376 Welsh Government to stop basic income pilot payments to unaccompanied asylum-seekers



This petition was submitted by David Oddy, having collected a total of 270 signatures.


Text of Petition:                    

The Welsh Labour Government are paying some unaccompanied asylum-seeking children £1600 a month as part of a basic income pilot scheme for young people who leave local authority care.
What about people struggling on far less who have paid their taxes and contributions all their working lives.
This must not be allowed and smacks of a hollow promise to attract votes.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 27/11/2023.


The Committee considered the petition and concluded that Members have already made their views clear on the issue of Universal Basic Income in their report A UBI Pilot for Wales. The Committee therefore agreed that there was no further action to be taken closed the petition.


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

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 27/11/2023.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 07/11/2023