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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
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- 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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (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 »
Launch of the Consultation for the Wales Fisheries Strategy
Tomorrow, the Welsh Assembly Government is launching its consultation on its first Fisheries Strategy, which pulls together all aspects of fisheries including commercial fishing, aquaculture and recreational fishing. The consultation will be launched by Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones, in Milford Haven.
The vision for this Strategy is to support the development of viable and sustainable fisheries in Wales. The draft strategy aims to look at the long-term future of fisheries in Wales, so that the industry can take advantage of opportunities in a sustainable way which does not impact on the environment.
The strategy has identified a number of goals for the fisheries sectors which will service as indicators of the success of the strategy:
- Healthy Fish Stocks - development and management of fisheries at sustainable levels as a part of a healthy an productive ecosystem.
- Positive community role - recognition of fisheries as a positive contribution to the communities in Wales
- Environment - Fisheries developed and managed in a sustainable way contributing positively to the environmental policies of Wales
- Partnership Working – to further the partnership working already established between policy makers and those in the industry.
- Economic contribution – Maximising the economic importance and contribution of fisheries to the development of the ‘Wales’ brand on a Wales/UK/EU/International level.
Fishing is one of the oldest of the rural industries and it continues to provide important employment in rural areas. Fisheries provide the economic and social heart of a number of rural communities around the coasts of Wales where the fishing industries offer important employment opportunities.
The Welsh fishing industry brings around £200m into the Welsh economy and supports about 3,000 direct and indirect jobs.