Anglesey parents’ petition to be considered for debate in Senedd

A petition organised by Cymdeithas Rhieni ac Athrawon Ysgol Gymunedol Bodffordd (Ysgol Gymunedol Bodffordd Parents and Teachers Association) has collected so many signatures that it will now be considered for debate in the Assembly chamber.

In August of this year, Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth accepted the petition regarding a presumption in favour of rural schools on behalf of the National Assembly’s Petitions Committee on the Senedd steps from a delegation of parents from Anglesey. Petitioners had collected over 5,000 signatures and their petition was discussed at the Petitions Committee meeting this morning.

As they had collected so many signatures, the Petitions Committee decided to ask for the petition to be the subject of a Plenary debate.

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM said:

“I’m very pleased that the Petitions Committee decided to ask for this petition and this important matter to be discussed at a full meeting of the National Assembly.

“There are a number of key issues that need to be explored when it comes to the Assembly floor, not least what the petitioners asked for – whether Welsh Government is ensuring that local authorities the length and breadth of Wales are keeping to the code. But also key is whether the code is anything more than words without the resources to support it.”