Rejected petition Let people with terminal illness die with dignity in Wales with assistance.

Let people with a terminal illness and in pain, die with dignity in Wales with assistance from approved medical staff.

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Many people die from a terminal illness in Wales in terrible pain and suffering. Give these individuals the dignity of a painless death with assistance from qualified medical staff.

Why was this petition rejected?

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

The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.

Therefore, modifying the law of euthanasia and/or assisted suicide is outside the legislative competence of the Senedd. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.

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