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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
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- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
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The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
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John Griffiths AM
Born in 1956, John Griffiths studied law as a mature student at the University of Wales, Cardiff before going on to practice as a solicitor specialising in criminal law, personal injury and general civil litigation. He is a former councillor on Gwent County Council and Newport County Borough Council. He is a member of the Co-operative Party and the Community and Unite Trades Unions.
John has previously served as Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Deputy Minister within the Health and Social Services portfolio having special responsibility for Older People and Deputy Minister for Skills. In December 2009, he was appointed as Counsel General and Leader of the Legislative Programme. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, John Griffiths was appointed Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development and in March 2013 was appointed Minister for Culture and Sport.
The Minister for Culture and Sport is responsible for:
- National Parks;
- Access to the countryside, coastal access (including the Wales Coastal Path) and rights of way;
- Protection (including designation) of ancient monuments and historic buildings in Wales, and related matters, and their promotion as visitor attractions;
- Conserving and protecting the historic environment of Wales and promotion of heritage-led regeneration;
- Promoting access to and community engagement with Welsh heritage and the historic environment;
- Sponsorship of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments and support for the Welsh Archaeological Trusts;
- National strategy and policy for culture in Wales;
- Sponsorship of the Arts Council of Wales, including appointments of Chair and members;
- Sponsorship of the Sports Council for Wales, including appointments of the Chair and members;
- Sponsorship of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales, including appointments of the President and members;
- Lead responsibility for Welsh Government funding of the Wales Millennium Centre;
- National strategy and policy for sport, physical activity and active recreation in Wales;
- National Free Swimming initiative;
- Government Indemnity Scheme and the Acceptance in Lieu of Inheritance Tax Scheme;
- Non-national museums, public libraries and archives policy;
- Policy on broadcasting;
- Sponsorship of the Welsh Books Council;
- Issues surrounding the distribution of Lottery funding within Wales by the Big Lottery Fund, National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council of Wales and Sports Council for Wales (allocation of funding between good causes and between countries remains the responsibility of the UK Government);
- National Botanic Garden of Wales;
- Promotion of walking and cycling, including the Active Travel (Wales) Bill; and
- Strategic lead on allotments.
Writing to Ministers
Contact John Griffiths by email at: email@example.com
We aim to provide a response to correspondence to Ministers, including electronic mail within 17 working days. Ministers will respond to matters that fall within their portfolio. Please follow the spotlight ‘Writing to Ministers’ on the right hand side to direct your correspondence to the right Minister.