Plenary

Plenary is the meeting of the whole Assembly which takes place in the Siambr, the Senedd’s debating chamber. Plenary is chaired by the Presiding Officer and is the main forum for Assembly Members to carry out their roles as democratically elected representatives. These roles are to represent the interests of Wales and its people, to make laws for Wales, and to hold the Welsh Government to account. They do this through questions to Ministers, debates and voting on issues affecting everyday life in Wales.

Plenary takes place twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is open to the public. A transcript of Plenary meetings is published in the Record of Proceedings and made available on the Assembly website. You can also watch it live or on demand on Senedd.TV.

Plenary meetings

Details of all Plenary meetings are provided from this page.

What is Plenary?

Find out more information about Plenary, the Siambr, the organistion of Plenary business and types of Plenary business

Business Statement and announcements

This section summarises Business Statements and announcements

Oral Questions

Oral Questions are tabled each week to be answered in Plenary by the First Minister; and every four weeks for answer by Welsh Ministers, the Counsel General and the Assembly Commission.

Written Questions

Written Questions are tabled for a Welsh Minister or the Counsel General, on matters relating to his or her responsibilities, and the Commission on matters relating to the Commission’s responsibilities.

Motions and amendments

A motion is a proposal made for the purpose of obtaining a decision from the Assembly. Except where Standing Orders provide otherwise, Members may propose amendments to any motion.

Record of Proceedings

Transcripts of Plenary meetings are published shortly after the end of the meeting. A summary of business conducted at each meeting can be found in the Votes and proceedings section, which is published shortly after the end of each meeting.

Follow the Official National Assembly account for Plenary meetings at the Senedd debating chamber

 

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