A petition is a way of asking the National Assembly to consider any issue, problem or proposal that the Assembly has the power to do something about.
The Assembly’s rules mean that any petition that the
Presiding Officer decides is admissible must be considered by the Assembly. The Assembly has set up a
Petitions Committee to consider admissible petitions and to decide what action should be taken.
If you need any assistance with the e-petitions system or require any further information about the petitions process, please feel free to:
read a leaflet on how the petitions process works;
contact us by using our online form;
Contact us by email or by telephone via our switchboard;
Dates for your diaries – you can
download Petitions Committee meeting dates in a variety of formats.
Video Transcript of Petitions Committee Introduction (Word File 17KB)
Petitions can be started and signed through the National Assembly for Wales website http://www.assembly.wales/en/Pages/Home.aspx. All petitions, both written and online, then go through a process to assess their eligibility before relevant ones are considered by the Assembly's Petitions Committee.
Previous issues considered by the Committee include banning single use plastic bags, saving a Cardiff pub and establishing a Wales-wide cycle network.
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A guide to National Assembly for Wales Petitions from
Assembly Wales / Cynulliad Cymru on