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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.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Written - Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2008
Members will wish to note that the proposed Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2008 will be laid today, 7 July 2008. I will be making a Legislative Statement in Plenary tomorrow, 8 July 2008, to introduce the Measure.
The proposed Measure will provide a legislative underpinning for the Welsh Assembly Government’s flagship programme, 14-19 Learning Pathways and it seeks to support the development of our young people by creating an entitlement for learners aged between 14 and 19 years old to access a wider and more innovative range of curriculum choice. By offering a wider range of opportunities, which will engage and stimulate learners, we aim to encourage greater participation, achievement and attainment, helping our young people to realise their potential.
- places a duty on Local Education Authorities in Wales to form local curricula for learners aged 14-16, and on the Welsh Ministers for learners aged 16-19 that contains a range of option choices across the specified learning domains;
- enables Welsh Ministers to specify the minimum number of courses of study to be selected for inclusion within a local curriculum, specify the particular learning domain into which a course of study falls and specify the minimum number of vocational courses of study to be included in a local curriculum;
- creates a right for pupils of Maintained Schools to elect to follow courses of study from a local area curriculum. It will also enable regulations to specify the maximum amount of courses of study a pupil has the right to choose to elect to follow;
- specifies the grounds by which a Head Teacher/Principal may decide that a pupil is not entitled to follow a course they had elected to do and enable regulations to be made in relation to the making of those decisions;
- places a duty on Governing Bodies and Head Teachers of Maintained Schools and Governing Bodies and Principals of the Further Education sector to assist a Local Education Authority in planning local area curricula, having regard to any guidance issued and in compliance with any directions given by Welsh Ministers;
- provides for maximising co-operation between Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools and Further Education Institutions, and Local Education Authorities to deliver a wide range of options of study in their local area curricula;
- enables Welsh Ministers to issue guidance and directions in relation to joint working, co-operation and collaboration;
- gives Welsh Ministers the power to amend learning domains;
- enables Welsh Ministers to make regulations as to the making of requests and decisions in the determination of a pupil’s lead learning setting.