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Development of the ​Autism (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 Assembly’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 Assembly agrees to the introduction of such a Bill, the Ballot winner may consult on their proposals before formally introducing their Bill.

​Key milestonesDetails​
​Ballot date​28 March 2017
Debate at which the Assembly will consider the introduction of a Bill to give effect to the information included in the Explanatory MemorandumExplanatory Memorandum to the proposal tabled on 04 May 2017

Plenary - 14 June 2017​

Leave to proceed secured
Consultation to inform the development of the Bill:​

If you wish to contribute please see the letter below which gives further information on the proposals and asks a number of questions.

The consultation closes on 20 November 2017.

Please send your responses by e-mail to   

Paul Davies currently has until 13 July 2018 to introduce a Bill that meets the policy objectives set ot in the explanatory memorandum to his proposal.


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