Assisted dying to be debated in Wales

Supporters of the issue say it's important the Welsh Government have a chance to have say on assisted dying Credit: PA

A debate will be held by Assembly Members to propose that the National Assembly for Wales supports the principles of the Assisted Dying Bill.

In November, the House of Lords voted unanimously to accept an amendment to the bill which would offer assisted dying to terminally ill patients who are deemed mentally capable and are likely to have less than six months to live.

This issue has not been devolved to Wales but supporters believe it's vital that the Welsh Government has an opportunity to form a view on it.

Some of it's supporters include Simon Thomas AM, Julie Morgan AM and Angela Burns AM.

Details of the bill can be found here.