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Petitions Committee

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Our Summer Bulletin provides an update on the work of the Committee and some of the notable petition outcomes this term. 


Following the announcement that the Children, Young People and Education (CYPE) Committee has been recalled to examine the approach adopted to the awarding of exam results this year, the Chair of the Petitions Committee has written to the CYPE Committee to highlight the petition on this issue and ask for it to be taken into account as part of their examination of these issues.


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.

Visit the new website here:


The Committee has published its report (230 KB) on petition P-04-443 CCTV in Slaughterhouses (23 January 2020). The Welsh Government laid its response (382KB) on 3 March 2020.




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.



·         View all petitions currently being considered by the Committee

·         View all petitions debated by the Senedd


Work completed by the Petitions Committee



Michelle Brown AMJack Sargeant AM


Contact information

Clerk: Graeme Francis.

Postal address:
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Phone: 0300 200 6565




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