Development of the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

Published 03/12/2014   |   Last Updated 11/03/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

  • Ballot winner: Kirsty Williams, Bill 046: Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

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 ​11 December 2013
​Debate at which the Assembly agreed to the Ballot winner introducing a Bill that gave effect to the pre-ballot information ​5 March 2014
​Consultations to inform the development of the Bill: ​Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill - Consultation - Closed June 2014

Safe Nurse Staffing Level (Wales) Bill - Consultation - Closed September 2014

Summary of consultation responses
​Date of Bill’s formal Introduction ​3 December 2014
​​Information on the legislative journey of Bill following introduction ​​Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

This Bill was originally titled the Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

Following the initial consultation taken to inform the development of the Bill, Kirsty Williams changed its title to become the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

During the Bill’s legislative journey, its title was amended to become the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.