Plenary is the meeting of the whole Assembly which takes place in the Siambr, the Senedd’s debating chamber. Plenary is chaired by the Presiding Officer and is the main forum for Assembly Members to carry out their roles as democratically elected representatives.
These roles are to represent the interests of Wales and its people, to make laws for Wales, and to hold the Welsh Government to account. They do this through questions to Ministers, debates and voting on issues affecting everyday life in Wales.
Plenary takes place twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is open to the public. A transcript of Plenary meetings is published in the Record of Proceedings and made available on the Assembly website. You can also watch it live or on demand on Senedd.TV.
Details of all Plenary meetings are provided from this page.
Find out more information about Plenary, the Siambr, the organisation of Plenary business and types of Plenary business.
This section summarises Business Statements and announcements.
Oral Questions are tabled each week to be answered in Plenary by the First Minister; and every four weeks for answer by Welsh Ministers, the Counsel General and the Assembly Commission.
Members may ask Urgent Oral Questions which are taken without notice. Urgent Questions may only be asked if the matter is judged by the Presiding Officer to be of urgent public importance.
A motion is a proposal made for the purpose of obtaining a decision from the Assembly. Except where Standing Orders provide otherwise, Members may propose amendments to any motion.
The Presiding Officer must hold a ballot to determine the name of the Member or Members, other than a member of the government, who may propose a topic for a Short Debate.
Transcripts of Plenary meetings are published shortly after the end of the meeting. A summary of business conducted at each meeting can be found in the Votes and proceedings section, which is published shortly after the end of each meeting.
Follow the Official National Assembly account for Plenary meetings at the Senedd debating chamber (@Senedd Siambr)