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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 »
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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 - Winter maintenance of the road network in Wales
A number of colleagues have been contacting me this week concerning the arrangements and responsibilities for salting and salt stock provision during periods of winter weather.
Our responsibility, as a Government is in respect of the winter maintenance of Trunk Roads in Wales as shown on the attached plan. The remainder of the road network in Wales is the responsibility of individual local authorities.
We, as a Government discharge our responsibilities in two ways. Firstly, we deliver directly all winter maintenance and salt spreading on the M4 and M48 motorways in
Following similar problems with the weather last year, we encouraged local authorities to increase their salt stocks and put in place mutual aid arrangements. Many did indeed purchase additional salt stocks and put in place such arrangements. Despite this, we are aware that a significant number of authorities are now running low on salt stocks due to the prolonged cold weather.
The Assembly Government is providing some local authorities with additional salt supplies for use on parts of the trunk road network that they maintain on our behalf. This means they will now have more salt for use on local roads.
In addition, we are also liaising with Salt Union, the salt supplier to most of the Local Authorities in Wales, to assist in the prioritisation of salt deliveries. We will continue to liaise with local authorities to ensure that where appropriate, salt is delivered on a priority basis.
Weather forecasts indicate that the current cold weather is likely to continue for at least another 10 days. The distribution of available salt must therefore be made against this backdrop, as will the prioritisation of which routes should be salted.