Thursday, August 9, 2007

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What was the Petition about in the National Assembly for Wales ?

Allison John presented the Presiding Officer Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas AM and the new Petitions Committee Chair Val Lloyd AM with a Petition to the National Assembly of Wales to increase the funding for more people in Wales to register on the Organ Donor Register.

Present were Mike German AM and Andrew RT Davies AM who are on the Petitions Committee and John Reever of the Welsh Kidney Patients Association and Trustees of Kidney Wales.

Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas said “I am delighted to accept this petition from Kidney Wales . It’s very pleasing that we are receiving Petitions under our new system and the Petitions Committee has been set up to look at petitions and decide how to proceed with them. For the first time, members of the public and organisations/charities such as Kidney Wales will not only be able to petition the National Assembly and ask for action to be taken in those areas of policy for which the Assembly is responsible, but the Assembly will be required to act on the petition, if it is within the powers of the Assembly. We are also carrying out an open consultation to invite people to give their ideas about how we can make this new system work best. We want it to be open, responsive, efficient and effective, and I urge people to look at our website and respond to the consultation.”
The Petition will now proceed and get the attention of the Health Committe

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