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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.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 »
Gwasanaethau Ombwdsmon Cymru
Members will recall that the Assembly Government’s long term objective is to bring together the three existing Ombudsman jurisdictions in Wales into a single office. As an interim step, we took advantage of the vacancies that would occur this year in all three offices to hold an open appointments exercise to identify one person simultaneously to hold the three existing offices. Following completion of that process, it was announced on 10 September that Adam Peat, then Director of the Local Government and Culture Group within the Welsh Assembly Government, would become Commissioner for Local Administration in Wales (ie Local Government Ombudsman) from 1 October 2003, and Health Service Commissioner for Wales from 4 November 2003. Adam has already taken up the first of these posts.
As the law presently stands, it is not possible for the offices of Welsh Administration Ombudsman and Commissioner for Local Administration in Wales to be held simultaneously by the same person. The Secretary of State is therefore promoting a Regulatory Reform Order in Parliament to remove this restriction; a consultation exercise on the draft Order revealed strong support for the proposal, and it is hoped that the Order will be obtained in the first quarter of 2004. In the meantime, Ann Abraham has agreed to continue to serve as Welsh Administration Ombudsman until a date to be agreed in the autumn of 2004, at which point Adam Peat will assume that office also.
Our longer term objective for a single Ombudsman office for Wales cannot however be achieved without primary legislation. Last March the Assembly endorsed the Cabinet’s proposal for a Bill to achieve this, and we now need to work up the proposal in greater detail. Earlier this year the Wales Office and the Welsh Assembly Government consulted on some implications of a unified office, but we also undertook, if there was support for the idea of a single Ombudsman for Wales, to consult again on the exact scope of the office’s powers and jurisdiction. A further consultation paper, “A Public Services Ombudsman for Wales: Powers and Jurisdiction” is therefore being published today, inviting views on those issues. Responses are invited by 19 December 2003, and I hope Assembly Members, as well as wide range of individuals and organisations, will let us have their comments on the issues raised.