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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
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- 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
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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 Cardigan Bay
I have become increasingly concerned about the level of scallop fishing within Cardigan Bay. I understand that the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee, who currently lead in fisheries Management in the inshore region which covers Cardigan Bay, already has temporary closures in place to prohibit scallop dredging and that the restrictions, that run until the end of May, extend from between one and a half to 6 nautical miles out to sea. The Welsh Assembly Government also has restrictions in place covering the minimum landing size for scallops and the types of gear that can be used. This legislation also extends further prohibition for scallop dredging between 1 June and 31 October each year. In addition, the Welsh Federation of Fishermens Associations (WFFA) has been proactive in negotiating a code of practice between the scalloping industry and other commercial fishing interests to minimise the potential for static fishing gear being towed away by scallop dredging.
Whilst I recognise there are a number of measures in place, I want to be sure that these are the most effective to manage scallop dredging activity. I have already asked officials to work with the Countryside Council for Wales and Welsh Industry representatives to determine whether the management of scallop fishing can be further improved. Today I have asked officials to write to the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee to ask them to consider extending the area of their existing temporary scallop prohibition in Cardigan Bay out to 6 nautical miles until the end of the season on 31 May.
I have also asked officials to review the basis for the current Scallop Fishing (Wales) Order and to commission research into the sustainability of the scallop fishery with a view to bring forward more effective controls for the future. These could include such measures as the further restriction of dredge numbers, tow beam lengths, limits to vessel engine power, further area closure and possible curfews. I aim to consult on new proposals during the summer and implement the new scallop Order in time for next season’s scallop fishery.