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Rejected petition Campaign to return the Mold Gold Cape to Wales.

As an historic and cultural Artefact of our nation, it is only right that this significant Welsh artefact be returned to its spiritual home. The Previous refusal, by Westminster, to repatriate this plundered artefact, is an ongoing gesture of the oppression of the Welsh people and culture.

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The Mold Gold Cape was removed from its site, and was sold by the wealthy landowner, in 1836. The artefact is, arguably, one of the most significant pieces of cultural artwork in the world and it is only right that it be returned to its home nation, where it belongs.
As this cultural artwork is world renowned, it would be fitting that it be repatriated, so that cultural tourists are able to appreciate this masterpiece in context with the nation that gave birth to its story.

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

Petitions to the Senedd must call for a specific action that falls within the powers of the Senedd or Welsh Government.

For this reason, we cannot accept petitions which call for the Senedd to request or campaign for something which falls outside of its direct powers or responsibilities.

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards

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