Mark Isherwood

Mark Isherwood

Development of the British Sign Language (BSL) (Wales) Bill

Published 14/05/2024   |   Last Updated 31/05/2024   |   Reading Time minutes

  • Ballot winner: Mark Isherwood MS, Proposal 033, British Sign Language (BSL) (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 Senedd’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 Senedd 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

 24 April 2024

Debate at which the Senedd will consider the introduction of a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory Memorandum


Explanatory Memorandum to the proposal tabled on 31 May 2024