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Petition Handover

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, 1.84MB)

How to petition the Assembly

What you need to know before starting a petition.

Submit a petition

Use the Assembly's e-petitions system to submit your petition.

Sign an e-petition

View the petitions currently collecting signatures.

Role of the Petitions Committee

How the Petitions Committee considers petitions.

Petitions under consideration

View the petitions currently being considered by the Petitions Committee.

Closed petitions

View the petitions previously considered by the Committee.


​Contact us

The Petitions Committee clerking team can help guide you through the petitions process. If you need help or further information, contact:

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