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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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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 »
- 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 - Sustainable Development Scheme
The Assembly Government is one of three administrations in the world which is underpinned by a legal duty relating to sustainable development. The duty requires us to publish a Scheme setting out how we will promote sustainable development in the exercise of our functions. Our legal duty to promote sustainable development enjoys cross-party support in the National Assembly.
With the First Minister, I launched our new Scheme for Sustainable Development, One Wales; One Planet, in May 2009.
The Scheme confirmed the Assembly Government’s vision of a sustainable Wales based on us becoming a fairer and more just society, and on us using only our fair share of the Earth’s resources. The Scheme confirmed that sustainable development is the central organising principle of the Assembly Government.
Sustainable development will be the lens through which we develop our policies and programmes in ways which meet the long-term economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities in Wales, and which promote the long-term wellbeing of people and communities. Sustainable development is, and will remain, at the heart of this administration.
I am therefore disappointed at the announcement that has been made about the future of the Sustainable Development Commission, our independent adviser on sustainable development.
We are committed to funding the delivery of the SDC’s agreed work programme this financial year. This will give us time to set in place new arrangements in Wales.
I am pleased that there will be continuing dialogue between the UK Government and the Assembly Government on this issue. I am grateful that the Secretary of State for Defra has agreed to work closely with us to ensure a smooth transition as we develop these new arrangements in Wales.
We will continue to seek independent advice on sustainable development, drawing on the best practice from the UK, Europe and internationally, to inform us as we take forward our policies.
We also recognise the need for continued engagement and networking with all sectors and communities in Wales to ensure we can deliver our vision of a sustainable Wales.
We will ensure that we have arrangements in place that are fit for our purpose here in Wales to provide appropriate advice on sustainable development and to catalyse and support action to deliver sustainable development in all parts of society across Wales.
I know that there is a great appetite and enthusiasm throughout Wales for us all to do more on sustainable development and we must harness this enthusiasm to promote sustainable development in everything that we do.