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Eligible AMs from all four parties have now signed a Statement of Opinion, tabled on a cross-party basis at the National Assembly, backing the bid.
Glenn Hayward of Nominet said: "It is very rare for unanimous support to be achieved for a Statement of Opinion and we appreciate the support from all parties as we are about to make our bid.
The South Wales Valleys AM used the 70th anniversary of the end of the 1930s conflict to table a statement of opinion
calling for a memorial to be built at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
Ceredigion AM Elin Jones this week lodged a statement of opinion
- the assembly's equivalent of a House of Commons' early day motion - calling for all members to support the need for a second aircraft.
At issue is whether or not a plaintiff may survive a motion to dismiss by alleging that a statement of opinion
contained in a registration statement was "objectively false" -- that is, merely inaccurate -- or whether the plaintiff must go further and allege facts showing that the opinion was "subjectively false" -- meaning that the defendant did believe the statement at the time it was made.
Some 14 AMs have signed a statement of opinion
proposed by Conservative AM William Graham which reads: "This Assembly encourages local authorities in Wales to permit the recording and broadcasting of all council meetings that are designated open to the public wherever possible, and acknowledges the good practice already undertaken by many local authorities in Wales which have embraced social networking and internet broadcasting to increase transparency and communication with their constituents.
Liberal Democrat AM Mick Bates is the only member to have succeeded in getting a statement of opinion
turned into policy by the assembly.
Labour's Deputy Social Justice Minister Huw Lewis accused Plaid Cymru of being flaky over the issue after senior Plaid AM Helen Mary Jones changed her mind over supporting a statement of opinion
he has tabled.
Together with Plaid Cymru AM Jocelyn Davies, I have launched a Statement of Opinion
in the Assembly calling for a buffer zone policy to be introduced immediately.