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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
- 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 - Legislative Competence Order - School Governance
The National Assembly for Wales has legislative competence in relation to many aspects of education and training. At present Field 5 of Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (Education and Training) is well populated with Matters. This Legislative Competence Order provides a way of completing a gap in Field 5 by adding three new Matters in relation to School Governance.
The proposed Order, if approved, would extend the field of competence in relation to education and training to include:-
- Conduct and governance of maintained schools
- Securing collaboration between persons or bodies with functions relating to maintained schools
- Conferring of authority on governing bodies (or persons or bodies with functions in relation to maintained schools) to establish a body, such as an educational body that can provide services to schools and Further Education Institutions or which would be able to exercise functions on behalf of local education authorities.
Acquisition of this competence will support the Welsh Assembly Government’s policies in relation to the attainment raising School Effectiveness Framework and the skills-led 14 to 19 learning pathways as school governance underpins and relates to how schools work and how well they perform. The competence will complement other Matters for maintained schools.
The Welsh Assembly Government has already made clear the value we place on school governors in Wales in response to the Enterprise and Learning Committee’s recent report ‘The Role of School Governors’. We want to ensure they are enabled to undertake their duties in a collaborative way ensuring high quality outcomes for pupil in Wales.
I look forward to working with Members and others with an interest in school governance issues in scrutinising the proposed Legislative Competence Order. I will make a Legislative Statement during Plenary on 20 October 2009.