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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 - Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions , ‘Leading Europe out of the Crisis: Initial Proposals from the Regions for the Future of the EU Budget and Policies’
On 27 November, I participated in a conference in Marseille organised by the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions (CPMR), ‘Leading Europe out of the Crisis: Initial Proposals from the Regions for the Future of the EU Budget and Policies’.
The original focus of the conference was to consider how nations and regions have coped with economic downturn and to compare strategic thinking about the future. The conference focus shifted in recent weeks in the light of the leaked European Commission draft EU Budget Review which, among other things, calls into question the basis for the future operation of the Structural Funds.
In my formal remarks to the conference, I drew attention to the Welsh Assembly Government’s package of counter-cyclical measures – ProAct, Re-Act, bringing forward capital spend – engineered through our partnership with the European Commission. I emphasised the need for continuing partnership with the Commission as we come out of recession and seek to progress long term structural deficits in the weakest parts of our economy. I stated that the Welsh Assembly Government’s clear view that EU cohesion policy should be applied on an equal basis across all parts of the EU. I welcomed the publication last week of the Commission’s consultation on the future ‘EU 2020’ Strategy, effectively the successor to the Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs. I registered disappointment, however, that the consultation did not explicitly recognise the role of regions in economic delivery, and moved an amendment (successfully) to the conference’s declaration to that effect.
During the conference I met Danuta Hubner, formerly Regional Affairs Commissioner and now Chair of the European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee, and Ministerial colleagues from across Europe. We agreed that we would each write to President Barroso in response to the EU 2020 Strategy and seek a meeting with him as a joint CPMR delegation to press our concerns and develop our ideas on EU 2020 and the future EU Budget.
In any case, the Welsh Assembly Government will itself respond to the EU 2020 consultation. Assembly Members will wish to note that the publication of the Commissions EU Budget Review now seems set for Spring 2010.