Petitions at the Assembly
The Assembly's petitions process enables members of the public who feel strongly about an issue to gather support and submit a petition to the Assembly.
A petition is a way of asking the National Assembly to consider any issue, problem or proposal that the Assembly or the Welsh Government have the power to do something about. Petitioning the Assembly is one of the most direct ways in which members of the public can raise matters of concern or suggest new policies and different ways of doing things.
Petitions can bring about positive outcomes, whether by changing or influencing Government policy or simply by allowing citizens the chance to have their concerns heard at the heart of the Assembly and government.
The Assembly must consider any petition that the Presiding Officer decides is admissible under our rules. The Petitions Committee has been established to consider all admissible petitions and to decide what action should be taken.
Read the rules governing the admissibility of petitions.
Read more about how the petitions process works (PDF, 1.7MB)