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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 »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes 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
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 - Local Government Partnership Scheme Annual Report 2007-08
Section 113 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 required the National Assembly for Wales to make a scheme setting out how it proposed, in the exercise of its functions, to sustain and promote local government in Wales. The National Assembly was also required to prepare a report after each financial year of how its proposals in the scheme were implemented in that financial year.
Under transitional provisions in paragraph 45 of schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”), responsibility for publishing a report in respect of 2007 – 2008 and laying it before the National Assembly rests with the Welsh Ministers. I am pleased to present the report to the National Assembly today.
As a consequence of the formal separation of the Welsh Assembly Government and National Assembly under the 2006 Act, the Welsh Ministers are now responsible for discharging the various duties previously laid on the National Assembly to establish statutory partnership arrangements, including those with local government.
In 2008, we published a new Local Government Partnership Scheme. The Annual Report for 2007 - 2008 is therefore the final one on implementation of the Local Government Partnership Scheme made by the National Assembly for Wales in 2004.
The ‘One Wales’ agreement sets out a progressive agenda for improving the quality of life of people in all of Wales’ communities, based upon a set of shared values, common goals and joint aspirations. The Assembly Government’s ambition is to transform Wales into a self-confident, prosperous, healthy nation and society, which is fair to all. The Assembly Government welcomes local government’s shared commitment to deliver the challenging programme set by ‘One Wales’.
The Partnership Council for Wales has continued to provide an effective forum for direct discussion and joint working between Welsh Ministers and local government representatives in furthering the aims of the Partnership Scheme and our shared policy agenda. The Partnership Scheme has also provided a framework for frequent and timely consultation and collaboration between the Assembly Government and local government at all levels in taking forward our shared agendas – some examples are given in the report.
The Partnership Scheme has promoted appropriate co-operation and closer understanding between the Assembly Government and the wider local government family. Together, we are addressing the needs and aspirations of the people of Wales.