Rejected petition Review the unjustified decision for implementing a mandatory HEALTH PASS in Wales
Plans for vaccine passport-style checks in Wales have been confirmed after the Senedd passed the new coronavirus regulations by just one vote. The government has now made it mandatory for people attending nightclubs and large events to show an NHS COVID PASS(port) and prove they had been vaccinated or recently tested negative for the virus. Until now it has been up to event organisers to decide for themselves whether they wanted to use the scheme.
One member, understood to be a Conservative, was unable to vote due to a problem with their Zoom link. The Night Time Industries Association Wales, which has opposed the introduction of the scheme, called for a fresh vote. "It is a democratic outrage that one MS who wanted to vote, and who would have voted against the proposals, could not, due to a mere technical error,” a spokesman said.
Conservative MS James Evans said backing the proposals was an “extremely slippery slope” and undermined a liberal society.“Freedoms and democracies are hard-won, and anything that erodes personal freedoms, I simply cannot support,” he said.“World history does not make pretty reading when you start to discriminate against people because of a single issue."
Conservative health spokesman Russell George accused of the Welsh Government of a U-turn, having previously ruled out introducing them.“I just do not think that we should become a checkpoint society by introducing a vaccine passport,” Mr George said.
Why was this petition rejected?
It asks the Senedd to do something that it is not able to do.
The vote to pass the resolution approving the draft Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 17) Regulations 2021 was conducted in Plenary on 5 October in accordance with Standing Orders. The resolution passed and the Welsh Ministers proceeded to lawfully make the regulations the following day, with the provisions coming into force on Monday 11 October. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.
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