Protection of historical place names drawn in first Member Bill ballot of the Fifth Assembly

Published 25/01/2017   |   Last Updated 25/01/2017

​A proposal for a new law to protect historical place names in Wales has been drawn in the first Member Bill ballot of the Fifth Assembly.

Assembly Member for South Wales West Dai LLoyd’s name was drawn at random and he now has 25 working days to bring forward a motion asking the Assembly to vote on whether or not the Bill should be introduced.

A total of 29 suggestions were submitted for the ballot.

Member Bill ballots are designed to allow AMs who are not ministers or cabinet secretaries to bring forward proposals for new laws.

In the Fourth Assembly, laws proposed through Member Bills, on nurse staffing levels and residential mobile homes, were passed.

Member Bill ballots are held at the discretion of the Presiding Officer.

Once a Member’s name has been drawn that Member is not allowed to enter future ballots until the end of the Fifth Assembly in 2021.