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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
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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
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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 »
Written - 2011 Census White Paper
I am pleased to inform members that the 2011 Census White Paper ‘Helping to shape tomorrow’ was published today, 11 December 2008. The White Paper sets out the UK Statistics Authority’s proposals for the 2011 Census in England and Wales, and is published bilingually for the first time.
The White Paper includes information on the proposed content of the 2011 Census questionnaire. I particularly welcome the proposals to ask a national identity question for the first time. This will allow people to state their Welsh identity alongside their ethnicity.
New questions are proposed with the aim of improving the measurement of migration and particularly the patterns of short-term economic migration. These include information on citizenship and, for those born outside the UK, their date of entry into the UK and intended length of stay. New questions are also being proposed on second residences in order to better understand more mobile population groups.
Census questionnaires will be posted out to the majority (around 95 per cent) of households while enumerators will hand-deliver to the rest. I welcome proposals to ensure that each household in Wales will receive both an English and Welsh copy of the questionnaire. The dual development and testing of the Welsh questionnaire alongside the English version for the first time is also an important step-forward.
Householders will also be able to make their census return online, through a secure Internet connection for the first time.
Under a recent transfer of functions, Welsh Ministers will be responsible for making the Census Regulations for Wales in 2010. The Welsh Assembly Government are working alongside the Office for National Statistics to ensure that the Census Regulations for Wales are drafted and developed alongside the Regulations for England. Welsh Ministers will also be consulted on the Census Order during 2009.
The White Paper has been laid before the National Assembly for Wales, and is available at:
The White Paper is being published at this time to allow a public discussion on the proposals for the content and conduct of the 2011 Census which will affect every person and household in the country.