P-05-765 Keeping Current Guidelines for Religious Assemblies



This petition was submitted by Iraj Irfan, having collected a total of 2,231 signatures - 2,209 signatures online and 22 paper signatures in an alternative petition.


Petition text:

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to keep religious assemblies in state schools in Wales as ‘opt-out’ and ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’, while considering ways to ensure that they continue to be relevant to people of different faiths and no faith.


The petitioners handing over the petition to the Committee

The petitioners handing over the petition to the Committee



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 07/01/2020.

The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education and agreed, given the clarity provided by the Minister that the Welsh Government will not be taking forward further work on this issue during the current Assembly, that there is little more that can be achieved at this time. The Committee agreed to close the petition, thanking the petitioners for using the petitions process.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 27/06/2017.



Assembly Constituency and Region Further information

  • Cardiff West
  • South Wales Central


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 21/06/2017