Emergency Questions

Published 03/12/2020   |   Last Updated 30/06/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Members of the Senedd may make a request at any time to ask an Emergency Question to a member of the Welsh Government or Assembly Commission during Plenary meetings. However, Emergency Questions are only allowed if the Presiding Officer (or the Deputy Presiding Officer if a question relates to the Senedd Commission) is satisfied that the question is of urgent national significance.

Emergency Questions were introduced in May 2017, alongside Topical Questions​

Emergency Questions 2022

Date Tabled

Emergency Question

Decision 

28 June 2022

To ask the First Minister

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Will the First Minister make a statement on the UK Government’s intention to repeal the Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017?

Not allowed

29 March 2022

To ask the Deputy Minister for Climate Change

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

Will the Deputy Minister provide an urgent response to the catalogue of serious failings for hundreds of rail passengers travelling to South Wales yesterday?

Not allowed

9 March 2022

To ask the Minister for Economy

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Will the Minister make a statement on the Tech Valleys project further to a budget scrutiny meeting in Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council that stated the project would be closed?

Not allowed

25 February 2022

To ask the First Minister

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

Will the First Minister make an urgent statement on the implications for Wales of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia? 

Not allowed

25 February 2022

To ask the First Minister

Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

Will the First Minister make a statement on the crisis in Ukraine?

Not allowed

24 February 2022

To ask the First Minister

Jack Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

Will the Minister make a statement on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Welsh citizens and businesses?

Allowed

Emergency Questions 2021

Date Tabled

Emergency Question

Decision 

6 December 2021

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

Jane Dodds (Mid and West Wales)

What resources and guidance is the Welsh Government providing to local authorities, and other statutory agencies to identify potential child safeguarding concerns, following the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes in Solihull?

Not allowed

19 October 2021 

To ask the Minister for Climate Change

Samuel Kurtz (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)

What impact will the Welsh Government’s roads review have on improvements already in progress on the A40: Llanddewi Velfrey to Redstone Cross bypass?

Not allowed

6 July 2021

To ask the Minister for Climate Change

Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

Will the Minister make a statement in response to calls from the leaders of Wales's 22 local authorities for the Welsh Government to review the powers and remit of Natural Resources Wales?

Not allowed

26 May 2021

To ask the First Minister

Alun Davies (Blaenau Gwent)

What assessment has the First Minister made of the potential impact of a no-quotas no-tariffs trade deal with Australia on the future of Welsh agriculture?

Not allowed

26 May 2021

To ask the First Minister

Tom Giffard (South Wales West)

What support is the Welsh Government providing to the community of Mayhill following the events of Thursday night and to prevent these worrying scenes from happening again?

Not allowed