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Assembly Business

Assembly business is the work carried out by Assembly Members to represent the interests of Wales and its people, make laws for Wales and scrutinise the Welsh Government. They do this through Plenary and committee meetings.

What's on at the Assembly

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The National Assembly for Wales is currently in dissolution until after the election on 5 May 2016.


Dissolution is the official term for the end of a parliamentary session. It occurs before elections to the National Assembly for Wales take place, as the seats of existing Assembly Members must be vacated before they can be contested in the election.

Throughout dissolution there are no Assembly Members and so there will be no Assembly business, such as committee or Plenary meetings during this time.

The Fifth Assembly will begin after election day on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Find out more about what you are voting for in Wales by visiting our election website: www.2016.wales

In This Section

Committees

Committees each have their own remit to scrutinise the expenditure and policies of the Welsh Government, holding Ministers to account and examining proposed legislation.

Plenary

Plenary is the meeting of the whole Assembly in the Siambr. This is the main forum for Assembly Members to carry out their roles as democratically elected representatives.

Legislation

The Assembly is able to make laws on a number of different Subjects. Find the status of proposed new laws and information on our law making process.

Document Library

The Document Library includes Deposited papers, Documents Laid before the Assembly, Written Questions and Ministerial Statements.

Assembly Guidance

Standing Orders are the rules by which business in the Assembly is conducted.

Open Consultations

There are no current consultations.

Legislation

For more information on what each stage means see the Guide to the Legislative Process.

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About the Assembly

Presiding Officer

Presiding Officer

​The Presiding Officer is an Assembly Member who chairs Plenary meetings. Read more
Assembly Members

Assembly Members

The National Assembly for Wales is made up of 60 Assembly Members. Read more
Assembly guidance

Assembly guidance

Standing Orders are the rules by which business in the Assembly is conducted. Read more
Consultations

Consultations

View a list of the issues that Assembly committees are currently consulting on. Read more
Petitions

Petitions

Petition the Assembly, discuss, submit​ and sign petitions online. Read more
Research

Research

The Research Service provides research support to the Assembly's committees and to all Members. Read more
In Brief

In Brief

The Research Service blog Read more

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