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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
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
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