The Chair of the Senedd has made a statement prior to questions to the First Minister at the Senedd Plenary today, Tuesday (Sep 26).
Elin Jones MS said: “As you will all be aware, the Senedd currently has a petition calling for the default 20 mph speed limit to be rescinded, which is receiving an unprecedented number of signatures. I wanted to make all Members aware that, following usual process, a petition can collect signatures for up to six months, at which time it is referred to the Petitions Committee, and then, possibly, to the Senedd for debate. Once more than 10,000 signatures are received, then the petitioner herself/himself is asked if they wish to close the petition early in order to trigger the committee and Senedd stage of its consideration. In this case, there is currently no request for the petition to be closed at this stage, and this may be the case until the six-month window closes in March 2024. I merely wanted to make all Members aware of us following due process with this petition, as with all other petitions.”
To date the petition has gathered over 430,000 signatures.