Development of the ​Autism (Wales) Bill

Published 16/01/2019   |   Last Updated 04/12/2020   |   Reading Time minutes

From time to time, the Presiding Officer must hold a ballot to determine the name of a Member, other than a member of the government, who may seek the Assembly’s agreement to introduce a Bill.

A Member must provide "pre-ballot information" to set out the intended purpose of their proposed Bill.

If the Assembly agrees to the introduction of such a Bill, the Ballot winner may consult on their proposals before formally introducing their Bill.

​Key milestones Details​
​Ballot date ​28 March 2017
Debate at which the Assembly agreed to the introduction of a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum Explanatory Memorandum to the proposal tabled on 04 May 2017

Plenary - 14 June 2017​

Leave to proceed secured
Consultation to inform the development of the Bill:​

Paul Davies AM ran a consultation on the proposed Autism (Wales) Bill from 30 August 2017 – 20 November 2017. The responses received on this consultation have been published, subject to some personal information being redacted.

​Consultation on Draft Autism (Wales) Bill

​Paul Davies AM ran a consultation on the draft text of the Autism (Wales) Bill from 20 February 2018 to 17 April 2018. The responses recieved on the draft Bill consultation have now been published, subject to some personal information being redacted.

​Date of Bill's Introduction in Plenary 18 July 2018​
​Information on the legislative journey of Bill following introduction

Autism (Wales) Bill

A debate on the general principles took place on 16 January 2019. The motion to agree the general principles was not agreed and the Bill was rejected by the Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 26.14.