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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.
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- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
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- 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
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- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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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 - The Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (Wales) Regulations 2010
I have today laid the Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (Wales) Regulations 2010 before the National Assembly for Wales. The Regulations ban the use of collars designed to administer an electric shock to dogs or cats. This will include antibark collars, those used in remote recall systems, invisible fencing systems and electric pull leads. Breaches of this ban could result in prosecution.
The legislation bans the use of these devices in Wales but not their sale or possession. The ban on the use of electronic training devices also covers those used in conjunction with hidden electric fences. It does not cover those electric fences commonly used in agriculture where the shock comes from direct physical contact with the visible fence.
We have held three consultations about the use of electronic shock collars.
The first consultation covered the principle of using these devices and this was followed by two consultations on the proposed details of the legislation. I will be placing the results of the third consultation onto the Welsh Assembly Government’s website in the near future.
We have carefully considered the views expressed in the consultation exercise in the production of these Regulations.
In addition we have notified the European Commission of our intention to make these Regulations twice under the terms of the Technical Standards Directive.
I am now of the view that the use of electric shock collars should be banned in Wales. They are considered to conflict with positive reward based training in that the “action” of triggering an electric stimulus is not necessarily directly associated with the behaviour change sought. Further, the science to date suggests that the use of these collars adversely affects the behaviour of animals and, in untrained hands, could cause pain or distress.
The Regulations will be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure of the National Assembly for Wales at a future date.