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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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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 - Scallop dredging in Wales
Further to my Cabinet written statement of the 9th October 2009 in which I announced my decision to extend the closed season for scallop dredging until the 28th February 2010, I am pleased to announce that, in line with the requirements of the Technical Standards Directive, the draft Scallop Fishing (Wales) Order 2010 has now been submitted to the European Commission.
The extension to the closed season has allowed time for specific and detailed technical measures to be implemented which will enable the Welsh Assembly Government to manage the scallop fishery in Wales in such a way as to secure the long term sustainability of the fishery, as part of a healthy marine ecosystem, whilst protecting vulnerable species and habitats within the Welsh marine area.,
The new draft Order contains proposals from within the consultation document including; a prohibition on scallop dredging in the 0 – 1 nautical mile (“nm”) area all around the Welsh coast; a limit on the numbers of dredges allowed in the 1-3nm, 3-6nm and 6-12nm areas; a limit on the maximum permitted vessel power of 221kW (300 hp) within 1-12 nm area; certain dredge specifications and, from 2011, a shortening of the length of the open season by one month (i.e. fishing for, taking or killing scallops will be prohibited during the period 1 May to 31 October in each year).
It is anticipated that spatial restrictions will also be incorporated into the Order prior to it being signed and it is intended that the Scallop Fishing (Wales) Order 2010 will come into force on 1st March 2010. Survey work is due to commence shortly that will provide robust evidence identifying the geographic locations where the scallop fishery should be restricted and where scallop fishing can be permitted without endangering important and vulnerable marine species and habitats.